May 19, 2020


Tyson Foods builds new feed mill in Arkansas




Tyson Foods is building a US$65-million feed mill in Hempstead County, Arkansas, KTAL News reported via ArkLaTex.


The facility sits on a 320-acre land located off Highway 195 and has rail access, which is seen to result in a more reliable supply of feed.


Hempstead Co. Quorum Court District 4 representative Ed Darling noted that at present trucks are being used to haul feed every day, and "there's always a chance you could run short or whatever, but being able to have a 100 rail cars on site assures a continuous supply of feed".


State Rep. Danny Watson revealed that the railroad was one big factor that "really did attract" Tyson officials to "this location here".


The new feed mill, which will replace the old Nashville site and the existing site in Hope, both in Arkansas, is expected to be completed by end-2021. It will employ 50 people and support hundreds of local growers, as per report.


Tyson Foods, based in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest food companies and a recognised leader in protein. It operates 32 feed mills across North America.