CHAMPAIGN, ILL. — The University of Illinois and its College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences have completed a new Feed Technology Center to serve as a national hub for new discoveries and advancements in animal management, nutrition and production.

The $20 million facility, built through public-private financing on the university’s South Farm complex, includes capabilities such as production and storage of grains and forages, storage of specialized diet ingredients, precise diet formulations, milling, ingredient processing, pre-mixing, mixing, pelleting, extrusion, expansion, crumbling, bagging and delivery of research animal diets. It replaces the existing 95-year-old feed mill.

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