AFIA names premix and ingredient feed facility of the year

By Jane Byrne

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The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has named an Animix plant as its 2022 premix/ingredient feed facility of the year.

The plant is based in Juneau, Wisconsin.

Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented Randall Boldt, Animix director of operations, with the award during the AFIA’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), which is taking place in Orlando this week.

“What really struck us is how hard this facility works on creating the right culture for their employees,” said the AFIA representative. 

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Animix's Juneau Wisconsin facility, in operation since 1994 © Animix

Animix operates two locations focused on producing calf milk replacer premix, supplements, and ingredients, with backup manufacturing capability. The company operates nine separate production lines, with the goal of maximum production versatility and multiple package sizes.

It recently installed a new pulverizer to grind dicalcium phosphorous anhydrous to a uniform molecule size at the Juneau location.

The AFIA has been recognizing excellence in feed manufacturing facilities through its feed facility of the year program since 1985, with 2021 marking the first year that the association began issuing top industry awards to facilities in four categories: commercial dry, liquid feed, premix and ingredient, and integrator.

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