Sanderson Farms feed mill named integrator feed facility of the year

This is the second time they've won the award
calendar icon 1 April 2022
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Sanderson Farms' feed mill in Collins, Mississippi has been recognised as the 2021 Integrator Feed Facility of the Year by the American Feed Industry Association in partnership with Feedstuffs and the US Poultry & Egg Association. The award, which recognises the highest achievement in feed manufacturing facilities, was presented during the US Poultry & Egg Association's annual Feed Mill Management Seminar.

"Sanderson Farms' Collins facility demonstrates excellence in all of the Feed Facility of the Year scoring areas — safety, quality control and food safety, government compliance, housekeeping and facility appearance, productivity and efficiency, sustainability, employee development, and community and customer relations," said Gary Huddleston, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs for the American Feed Industry Association. "Their facility is also designed to incorporate future expansion and meet changing demands and needs."

The national feed manufacturing recognition marks the second time the company's Collins feed facility has been recognized by the American Feed Industry Association as the facility was first awarded the association's Feed Facility of the Year award in 2017.

"Achieving this type of national recognition for feed manufacturing not once, but twice is exceptional and demonstrates the employees' dedication to quality, efficiency, safety and regulatory compliance at this facility," said Mike Tamimi, director of production for Sanderson Farms. "I am extremely proud of the efforts of the team at our Collins feed mill and look forward to all that they are able to accomplish in the future."

Each year, the Collins feed mill produces more than 400,000 tons of custom formulated poultry feed to help nourish and grow the over 660 million chickens the company raises annually. The award-winning feed facility is part of a network of eight other feed mills spread across the company's operations in Mississippi, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina that manufacture a total of more than 5 million tons of poultry feed annually.

"By operating our own feed mills, Sanderson Farms ensures that everything that goes into our chicken products is approved by specially trained nutritionists like myself and our expert veterinary team," said Amy Batal, corporate nutritionist for Sanderson Farms. "Thanks to skilled feed manufacturing teams like our team in Collins, we are able to promote optimal bird health through proper diet and nutrition."

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