Scoular invests $20 million to broaden Idaho facility

Scoular’s newest funding in south-central Idaho – a $20 million enlargement of its feed mixing facility – will serve the rising and altering wants of dairy and beef producers. The corporate introduced that it’s going to break floor this month on the undertaking and is aiming towards spring 2024 completion. The corporate’s current facility in Jerome supplies customized feed blends for dairy and beef clients.

The enlargement provides two key capabilities:

  • A steamflaking course of, which processes corn into flakes and makes the feed extra digestible for cattle. The corn is steamed, heated, then pressed right into a flake.
  • A pellet mill to make feed pellets. Pellets are simple to switch, deal with and proportion for optimum diet. Feed pellets sometimes are used for feeding calves and beef cattle.

“Agriculture drives the Magic Valley’s economic system, and Scoular has made it a precedence to help the trade by innovation, state-of-the-art services and packages that help native producers,” stated Andy Hohwieler, a Scoular regional supervisor based mostly in Twin Falls. “With our newest funding, we sit up for creating new feed merchandise that create options for end-users.”

Scoular, based mostly in Nebraska, is a $9.7 billion world agribusiness. It lately constructed a facility in Jerome that manufactures a one-of-a-kind sustainable barley protein focus for pet meals and aquafeed. Final yr, the corporate launched a program in Idaho, referred to as Barley MVP, to broaden barley as a sustainable rotation crop.