Crystal Valley has announced a project to upgrade and increase milling capacity at its feed mill in Vernon Center, Minn.
The project will increase milling capacity by approximately 75,000 tons of complete feed per year, according to Dave Limoges, Crystal Valley feed sales manager. The project is expected to begin in June and be completed in November.
The design consists of adding ingredient bins, a triple stack roller mill, a second set of loadout bins, upgrades to the existing receiving bay and an additional scale, Limoges said.
The Vernon Center mill was completed in spring 2006, and there have been many upgrades throughout the last 14 years to increase the milling capacity, the announcement said. This project will increase its capacity from approximately 145,000 tons to more than 220,000 tons of complete feed per year.
Because of customer support, Limoges said Crystal Valley "continues to see steady growth within our feed division year after year. We are committed to serving our customers with quality products and great service."
Crystal Valley is a farm supply and grain marketing cooperative focused on serving the needs of crop farmers and livestock producers in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. Its feed division operates four facilities located in Jackson, La Salle, Janesville and Vernon Center, Minn.