AFIA names 2019 Feed Facility of the Year category winners

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) announces the four category winners for the 2019 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program.

AFIA congratulates Western Milling of Goshen, California, as the winner of the commercial dry livestock feed plant category; Koch Foods of Morton, Mississippi, as the winner of the integrator category; Quality Liquid Feeds of Menomonie, Wisconsin, as the winner of the liquid feed plant category; and Trouw Nutrition of Nesoho, Missouri, as the winner of the premix manufacturing plant category.

“The FFY program aims to highlight excellence in feed facilities and I am very proud to say that each of these facilities has risen to a high level of quality and excellence,” said Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. “After months of thoroughly reviewing applications and touring facilities to determine these winners, AFIA is thrilled to announce them, and we look forward to naming the overall winner next week at the International Production & Processing Expo. We hope all applicants receive the value the benchmarking program tool provides in helping them on their journey toward continuous improvement.”

The FFY award program is recognized as a first-class benchmarking program for the animal food industry. It compares and recognizes top-performing facilities in four categories: commercial dry feed, integrator, liquid feed and premix, and from those, an overall winner is selected to receive the FFY award.

The overall FFY winner will be announced January 29 during AFIA’s Feed Production Education Program, which will be held as part of IPPE, happening in Atlanta, January 28-30.