Mountaire Farms Recognized as AFIA's Integrator Feed Facility of the Year

March 11, 2024

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The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), in partnership with Feedstuffs and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), named Mountaire Farms’ Scotland County feed mill in Maxton, N.C., as its 2023 Integrator Feed Facility of the Year. Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented the award last Thursday to plant manager Hector Pacheco during the USPOULTRY Feed Mill Management Seminar.

“The fact that this facility has been recognized as the Integrator Feed Facility of the Year two years in a row speaks volumes about their dedication to running an excellent facility,” said Huddleston. “Their focus on producing safe quality poultry feed and employee safety is second to none.”

In 2022, the feed manufacturing facility produced 1,048,635 tons of feed, with the plant designed for an expansion to increase production capacity to 1.75 million tons of feed annually. The facility is Safe Feed/Safe Food certified through AFIA’s certification program.

Mountaire Farms' Scotland County facility staff

In addition to excellence in feed production, Mountaire Farms is committed to prioritizing employee safety and philanthropic efforts through two unique programs. The “Goal Zero” program aims for zero workplace accidents, and the “Mountaire Cares” program illustrates the company’s commitment to giving back to its community through charitable giving to local nonprofits, community leadership and scholarships.

The facility also won AFIA’s Integrator Feed Facility of the Year in 2022

The AFIA has been recognizing excellent feed manufacturing facilities through the Feed Facility of the Year program since 1985. Applications for the 2024 Feed Facility of the Year program opened March 4 and will be accepted until April 12. Learn more at