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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Carlisle group Carr's Milling signs up for US venture

Carr's Milling Industries, the Carlisle-based agriculture, food and engineering group, has announced a joint venture in the US.

Its American subsidiary, AFS Inc, is setting up the joint venture to produce patented low-moisture feed blocks.

The new business, ACC Feed Supplement, will be owned jointly by AFS and Consumer Supply Distributing (CSD).

ACC will build a feed block plant at a CSD site in Sioux City, Iowa, with an annual output of 12,000 tonnes. It should start production next year.

Tim Davies, Carr's chief executive, said “We are experiencing continuing growth and demand for our patented low moisture feed blocks both in the USA and across all markets. ACC adds to our coverage of the US.”

AFS already has feed block plants in Nevada, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

The new facility will increase its presence in the central, southern and western markets of the US.

The expansion follows AFS’ acquisition of Nevada-based Western Feed Supplements in June.

Carr’s said last month that sales of its feed blocks in the U.S. had been boosted by drought conditions and a harsh winter.

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