Aviagen expands feed mill in Athens
Aviagen, a large poultry breeding company in
the US, recently completed a multi-million dollar
expansion to its feed processing facility in Athens, Alabama. This expansion modified the facility
to enable the manufacturing of feed for use on Aviagen's internal poultry
The Feed Processing Facility was originally
constructed in 1999 to produce a pathogen-free feed for Aviagen's internal
farms. Prescribed mixed feed diets were purchased from an outside source and
then stored before being transferred into a biosecure processing structure where
applied thermal and mechanical energies produced biosecure, salmonella-free
feed. The complete pelleted and pathogen-free feed was then sent to a biosecure
storage building before being shipped to Aviagen farms across North America.
With this expansion, Aviagen is now able to buy
high quality raw ingredients directly from manufacturers and produce the feed
internally. All equipment was sourced and designed to generate precise, uniform
feed. The accuracy and consistency of the new batching facility enhances
Aviagen's existing, one-of-a-kind feed processing unit to provide the very best
feed for its internal poultry production farms.
Plans for additional expansions at the Feedmill
are already underway as Aviagen continues to invest heavily in its facilities
and people to provide the highest quality products and services.
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