Consulting firm helps pet food manufacturer save time and money
Converting a funnel-flow silo to mass flow prevents corn spoilage and eliminates costly silo cleanouts.
Hill's Pet Products produces several dry, premium pet foods at its plant in City of Commerce [Los Angeles], Calif. The company stores raw ingredients -- whole corn, soybean meal, soybean hulls, rice, whole rice, and high- and low-ash poultry meal -- in seven silos which hold approximately 400,000 to 500,000 pounds each. Two smaller silos hold ground rice and ground corn.