The Board of Directors and Management of NEW Cooperative, Inc., are pleased to announce the construction of a new pelleting feed mill in Rowan, Iowa. Construction of the new feed mill is expected to begin in December of 2016. The project will involve construction of a 180’ mill building that will house two 40 ton per hour pellet systems, 2,000 tons of load-out space, and 2,200 tons of ingredient storage space. Once operational, the mill will have a total production capacity of 400,000 tons of pelleted feed per year. The pelleting feed mill is expected to add up to fourteen new employees.
The feed mill will be built next to the Rowan grain facility on Highway 3. The NEW Cooperative Rowan location was chosen as the site for the new mill due to access to utilities, availability of land, and the existing grain assets at the facility. Kent Nolting, NEW Cooperative Feed Manager states, “The project makes sense in this area, as it will create a new market for our members’ grain, as well as provide us a way to better serve area livestock producers.” NEW Cooperative expects the Rowan feed mill to be completed by the summer of 2018.