Pellet press keeps fertilizer maker growing
Larger machine produces about four times as much as the previous unit.
Neutrog, Kanmantoo, Australia, transforms chicken manure into organic fertilizers. The company was the brainchild of joint managing directors Brian Smith and Angus Irwin, who entered the business about 12 years ago. "It was a spur of the moment idea," Smith said. "I knew people who were doing something similar and they weren't going anywhere. So we decided to look at [the process] in its entirety to see if we could do it."