Sourced from Dubois County Free Press
Superior Ag broke ground today for construction of a new, state-of-the-art feed mill in Dale that will function as a regional hub for the production of animal nutrition.
The site location for the new mill is the vacant lot near the former 231 truck stop located off U.S. 231 and I-64 in Spencer County.
Superior Ag officials say work on the new mill will begin in less than two weeks and they plan to have the project completed by the spring of 2018.
The feed mill will be capable of producing 3,000 tons of livestock nutrition weekly and will provide bagged to bulk products of feeds and supplements with an automated stacker and bagger. The mill will feature a new pelleting line and will aid to ensure all animal nutrition health and safety regulations are met.
“Our feed milling operations are continuously growing due to customer and consumer demand. The new feed mill will promote efficiency, reduce costs and provide local farms with enhanced livestock nutrition,” said Barry Day, President and CEO of Superior Ag. “The new facility will enable us to keep our costs competitive in our ongoing efforts to provide superior value to our member-customers through consistent delivery of high-quality products, innovation and service.”
“The board always keeps in mind that this company belongs to our producer-members and we are committed to grow and change Superior Ag, so that it may continue to be the go-to source for agriculture in the region,” said Mike Cochenour, chairman of the board of directors, during the ceremony. “Be it personnel, equipment, or a big new feed mill, we will continue to make the investments necessary to provide our member-owners with the supplies, knowledge, and services they require to make them successful and provide them superior value now and for the generations to come.”
Superior Ag’s current feed mill locations of St. Meinrad, Jasper and Princeton will continue to serve our area farms during the construction of the new mill. The new site will merge the management and operation teams to a central location in the cooperative footprint.
“In a time when there are many new requirements being placed on the feed industry, this mill demonstrates a tremendous commitment by Superior Ag to agriculture and animal production in our tristate region,” stated Doctor John Baker with Warrick Veterinarian Clinic. “I have been working with Superior Ag over the past 30 years, and they have been a consistent supporter of my clients. I believe they are a major reason why we have as many independent producers that we do in the area because of the consistency of quality products and services they provide.”