Poultry Feed Mill - Hughson, Calif.
NuWest Milling Copmany, LLC
Ibberson constructed a new poultry feed mill, one of three facilities constructed on site, that includes a high-speed rail unloading facility capable of unloading 110 car unit grain trains in approximately 12 hours.
This design-build state-of-the-art feed milling facility includes 43 ingredient bins in the mill tower, 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 using 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 6 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 fed 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.