CPM Roskamp Champion, a leading supplier of grinding, pelleting, and cooling process technology for the animal feed, oilseed, Biofuels, and human food-processing industries, recently donated pelleting equipment to the Auburn University Poultry and Animal Nutrition Center.
CPM gave a partial donation of process equipment for grinding and pelletizing animal feed in the new center, which will produce food for the university’s 20,000-bird research flock and livestock research animals
“The decision to donate equipment was easy,” said Scott Anderson, general sales manager for CPM Roskamp Champion. “It’s important to educate students about pelleting and about animal nutrition as an industry. We will always need feed mill managers and Auburn is working to educate the next generation.”
The Auburn University Poultry and Animal Nutrition Center officially opened November 16. The feed production facility is located on a 50-acre site north of the main campus inside a 12,500-sq-ft steel building.
“CPM has been a strong supporter and advocate for our feed mill project from the outset,” said Auburn University Department of Poultry Science head Don Conner. “They were one of the first equipment companies to pledge support. Representatives from CPM have been actively engaged throughout the design, construction, installation and operational phases. Their input was essential in attaining a system that meets both our research and educational goals.”
“We’re proud that these students have the opportunity to learn about the pelleting process on CPM equipment,” Anderson said. “And it will be exciting to see the industry research that develops as a result of this hands-on learning process.”
CPM business units include California Pellet Mill, Roskamp Champion, Beta Raven, Century Extrusion, Wolverine Proctor, SKET, Crown Iron Works, and Greenbank Technology. CPM has more than 900 employees with production facilities in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.