A flag raising ceremony and ribbon cutting were held this (Wed) morning to celebrate the completion of the new Tyson Foods feed mill in Storm Lake.
Noelle O’Mara is Tyson’s Prepared Foods Group President…(audio clip below :34 )
The new feed mill has been in operation for over six months. It adds 69 acres to Tyson’s existing turkey complex that includes grow-out facilities, a research farm, and processing plant. The feed mill allows team members to use the latest technology to manufacture ideal formulated feed that consistently meets nutrient and quality requirements for optimal turkey health.
Joe Hedden, Tyson’s Association Director of Live Operations in Storm Lake, says the new feed mill is starting out better than expected…(audio clip below :15 )
The feed mill enhances turkey operations for the prepared foods division. Tyson works with approximately 70 farmers within a 60-mile radius of Storm Lake to supply the majority of turkeys for its operation.
The flag raising ceremony honored the American and Iowa state flags at the Tyson Turkey Processing plant. Flags from 22 countries were also raised to honor the countries of origin of local team members.
Tyson Foods has over three-thousand team members between their turkey and pork plants in Storm Lake.