Boyden, Iowa — A groundbreaking date has been set for the new feed mill to be constructed in Boyden.
Farmers Coop Society officials say the groundbreaking will take place on Wednesday, August 5 at 1:00 PM.
“Boyden is the heart of FCS’s present feed territory and this location will optimize transportation efficiencies for ingredients as well as finished feed,” said Brad DeVries, FCS’ Feed Manager.
DeVries says the new feed mill will be in addition to their existing feed mills and will have the ability to manufacture a total of 3000 tons per day with 1000 of those tons being in pellets.
“We have focused on where the feed industry is moving in the future. The mill will be state of the art and allows FCS to capitalize on new business opportunities within the industry,” said DeVries.
Farmers Coop Society officials say that when the new Boyden mill is fully operational it will require 45 semi loads of ingredients, up to 70 loads of corn, and produce 115 semi loads of complete feed per day.
Coop leaders say their feed business continues to grow and they have been anticipating the need for an additional mill for the last year and a half.
The feed team and management say they are excited about the opportunity to grow their business in northwest Iowa and the surrounding area.