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The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Feedstuffs named PerforMix Nutrition Systems’ Rupert, Idaho, feed manufacturing facility as its 2021 Liquid Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) award winner. Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented the award to plant manager Ty Cahoon last night during a dinner at the AFIA’s Liquid Feed Symposium, being held in Chicago, Ill., this week.
>“PerforMix’s years of experience manufacturing liquid feed has produced experienced and engaged employees and an excellent plant design,” said Huddleston. “Their state-of-the-art mixing system, fully automated facility is designed for superior quality and growth and has allowed the facility to achieve a 12-14% annual growth rate. Congratulations to this talented team for earning the highest marks among liquid feed competitors this year.”
The Rupert, Idaho, feed manufacturing facility generates approximately 56,000 tons of feed annually, primarily for beef and dairy cattle. This is the first time PerforMix has won the Feed Facility of the Year award.
“PerforMix thanks AFIA and the Feed Facility of the Year program for giving us standards to improve,” said Kirk Bowman, director of operations at PerforMix. “Our industry needs standards to help folks like Ty know where to achieve and continually improve.”
PerforMix Nutrition earned a plaque as well as complimentary access to the AFIA’s Liquid Feed Symposium.
U.S. feed and pet food manufacturers continuously strive for excellence in their operations, which includes everything from optimizing animal food nutrition to improving the safety of their products and workplaces to complying with government regulations. In 1985, the AFIA sought to recognize top facilities as part of its voluntary FFY program, which assessed manufacturers’ overall operations against their peers using key industry metrics. As the industry has evolved, the FFY program has evolved with it, now recognizing award winners throughout the year in four categories – liquid feed, commercial dry, premix and ingredient, and integrator.
To date, 35 facilities have earned a FFY award. Learn more at afia.org/FFY.
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