House of Raeford opens new feed mill

On November 18, 2022, in Industry Notes, by David Elrod

House of Raeford recently announced the opening of a new feed mill in Simsboro, Louisiana.

The new mill, capable of producing 12,500 tons of feed weekly, doubles the capacity of the company’s previous mill, which was built in the 1950’s. Whole grain storage capacity will increase to 650,000 bushels from 60,000, while finished feed capacity will increase to 5,524 tons from 900 tons. Pellet capacity will double.

“In addition, with an increase in available inventory capacity, there will be a reduction in production days from seven days a week to five,” House of Raeford said in a press release. “The decrease in production days will afford time for routine preventative maintenance procedures on the mill as well as our feed haul fleet. Other benefits include an increase in feed pellet quality, more consistency in feed delivery, and much more.”

The mill will serve the Arcadia, Louisiana processing complex.