ABN, leading British manufacturer of pig and poultry compound feed, re-invested in a feed mill. Substantial investment sees state of the art equipment being used to refurbish and re-open a feed mill in the north of England.
ABN, part of AB Agri recently brought Langwathby mill, near Penrith, back into operation after a major investment, helping improve the geographical footprint of their business in the region. “Poultry production is growing in the north of England, with our existing customers expanding their businesses, and also new entrants joining the sector,” says Kevin Sketcher, Business Unit Director for ABN.
“To be able to better serve our customers in the north, we saw the opportunity to re-invest in Langwathby mill, a previously operational mill that was lying idle,” he says.
Mr. Sketcher explains, that having a mill strategically placed in North West England will also allow ABN to free up capacity in some of the other mills across the country. “As a result of this, we are in a position to place customers feed production into their closest mill, where possible, ensuring we are delivering feed as efficiently as possible.
“This has been a very gradual process for us. We started with a blank canvas, meaning we had the opportunity to invest in the latest technology and state of the art equipment. As the equipment had never produced feed before, we were very diligent and careful in the initial stages of production.”
He explains that a number of different diets were extensively sampled, tested and analyzed to make sure nutritional composition was as expected. “Only after we received the results did we release the feed on farm.
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