Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 5

FeedStrategy ❙ 5

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ully integrated poultry
processor Mar-Jac Poultry
has made strides to grow its
production in Alabama with the
recent construction of a greenfield, slip-form concrete feed mill,
located in Spruce Pine.
The plans for the facility
began shortly after Mar-Jac
Poultry Inc., based in Gainesville,
Georgia, purchased the assets
of poultry integrator Marshall
Durbin Companies in 2014.
The sale included Durbin's
two poultry processing
plants (Jasper, Alabama, and
Hattiesburg, Mississippi); two
hatcheries (Moulton, Alabama,
and Waynesboro, Mississippi);
and two feed mills (Haleyville,
Alabama, and Waynesboro,
Mississippi). These acquired
assets now operate as Mar-Jac
Poultry LLC, but as Keith
Martin, Mar-Jac Poultry LLC's

live production manager,
explains, "Geography is the
primary distinction."
According to WATT Poultry
USA's 2019 Top Poultry
Companies report, Mar-Jac
Poultry is the 15th largest broiler
company in the United States.

Mar-Jac invests
in Alabama
From the very beginning,
Mar-Jac planned to expand the
Jasper, Alabama, processing
facility's output from 1.1 million
head/day to 1.68 million.
Mar-Jac leadership knew the
decades-old Haleyville feed mill
would not be able to handle any
production increases, as it was
operating beyond its capacity, so
they began looking for property
to build a new feed plant.
Through the economic
development efforts of Franklin

Mar-Jac Poultry AL LLC's Spruce Pine feed
mill manager Jimmy Potter (left), and live
production manager Keith Martin stand
outside the poultry integrator's new $33
million feed mill. Jackie Roembke
County, located in Northwestern
Alabama, the Spruce Pine lot
was scouted and purchased
by Mar-Jac in 2016. The
company hired design-build
firm Younglove Construction,
LLC, to head up the project.
After just over a year of
construction, the $33 million feed
mill came on-line in December
of 2017, with the Haleyville
mill completely shuttering the
following month.
Today, the Spruce Pine
complex serves 107 contract
broiler growers, delivering 6,500
tons of feed within a 50-mile
radius of the mill every week.

Built for growth
Mar-Jac Poultry LLC's Spruce Pine, Alabama, feed mill produces 6,500 tons
of poultry feed per week or more than 2.3 million tons annually. Jackie Roembke
December 2019 ❙ www.FeedStrategy.com

Mar-Jac Poultry built its new feed
mill with the future in mind.


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Feed Strategy - December 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Feed Strategy - December 2019

Feed Strategy - December 2019
Contents
In the Mix
Industry Happenings
Mar-Jac Poultry feed mill built for capacity, expansion
A feed manufacturer’s watchlist for 2020
What feed formulators need to know about organic rations
Marketing nutrition by writing the article
Updating thinking on bioactive fatty acids in pig nutrition
Examining the components of optimal dairy cow nutrition
4 programs for the feed industry at 2020 IPPE
Advertisers’ Index
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - CT1
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - CT2
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - Feed Strategy - December 2019
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - Cover2
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - Contents
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - In the Mix
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - Industry Happenings
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - Mar-Jac Poultry feed mill built for capacity, expansion
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 5
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 6
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 7
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 8
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 9
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 10
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 11
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 12
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 13
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - A feed manufacturer’s watchlist for 2020
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 15
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 16
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 17
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - What feed formulators need to know about organic rations
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 19
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 20
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 21
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - Marketing nutrition by writing the article
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 23
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - Updating thinking on bioactive fatty acids in pig nutrition
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 25
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 26
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 27
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 28
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 29
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - Examining the components of optimal dairy cow nutrition
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Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 4 programs for the feed industry at 2020 IPPE
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - 39
Feed Strategy - December 2019 - Advertisers’ Index
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