JEROME, IDAHO — Scoular will break ground this month on a $20 million expansion of its feed blending facility in Jerome, Idaho, to meet the custom feed needs of the region’s dairy and beef producers.
In its April 12 announcement, Scoular said the expansion, which is aiming for a spring 2024 completion, adds two key capabilities:
- A steamflaking process, which processes corn into flakes and makes the feed more digestible for cattle. The corn is steamed, heated, then pressed into a flake.
- A pellet mill to make feed pellets. Pellets are easy to transfer, handle and proportion for optimal nutrition. Feed pellets typically are used for feeding calves and beef cattle.
“Agriculture drives the Magic Valley’s economy, and Scoular has made it a priority to support the industry through innovation, state-of-the-art facilities and programs that support local producers,” said Andy Hohwieler, a regional manager for Scoular based in Twin Falls, Idaho. “With our latest investment, we look forward to creating new feed products that create solutions for end-users.”
Scoular, based in Omaha, Neb., is a $9.7 billion global agribusiness that buys, sells, stores, handles and processes grain and ingredients by leveraging its global networks and expertise in international trade and transportation.
The company recently built a facility in Jerome that manufactures a sustainable barley protein concentrate for pet food and aquafeed. Last year, the company launched a program in Idaho, called Barley MVP to expand barley as a sustainable rotation crop.
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