Hughson Feed Mill - Hughson, Calif.
NuWest Milling Company, LLC
Design, Engineering and Construction
T.E. Ibberson Company (TEI) was awarded the contract to design and build of the new poultry feed mill. This was one of three facilities being constructed on a site that included a high-speed rail unloading facility capable of unloading 110 car unit grain trains in approximately 12 hours.
This state-of-the-art feedmilling facility includes 43 ingredient bins in the milltower, 44 loadout bins, eight-bin concrete annex, and two corrugated steel bins with a total storage capacity of approximately 33,500 tons.
Feed ingredients are received at the feed mill through separate truck and rail receiving stations at a rate of 120 tons per hour. Feed ingredient inventory is managed through the use of a state-of-the-art sonic level indicating system that provides continuous inventory status in each of the ingredient storage bins.
Batching for the feed mill includes twin 5-ton major ingredient scales, 1-ton minor ingredient scale, 16-bin micro system and an 8-bin bulk bag unloading system. Mixing is accomplished with a 7-ton twin shaft drop bottom mixer equipped with six manifolds for the addition of liquids.
The separate grain storage annex receives commodities from the high-speed rail unloading terminal at a rate of 790 tph. Grinding operations in the annex include two gravity-fed rollermills and one gravity hammermill.
Finished feed loadout system includes 44 loadout bins divided into two loadout driveways. Each loadout includes a shuttle conveyor system for truck filling and a loadout driveway truck scale.