Carrs Billington Agriculture (CBA) is to invest in a new feed blending plant in Staffordshire. This will be its sixth blending facility.

The company is to partner with the B & R Deane farming business to construct a purpose-built blends facility at Micklow in Staffordshire.  The new plant is located a few miles from the CBA compound feed mill at Stone, allowing the company greater economies of scale across the two sites.

The investment includes a bin-based feed materials storage system with blends manufactured through a Forberg-type mixer. The new plant will be able to produce a range of high quality blends and coarse mixes, with distribution either in bulk or by tote bins.

“This investment is another step in the development of Carrs Billington’s feed business, states CBA operations director Paul Steeples. “It demonstrates our commitment to the UK livestock farming industry.”

As well as feed mills in Carlisle, Lancaster and Stone, CBA operates blend plants in Cumbria, Lancaster, Newtown, Northwich and Carmarthen.