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J.D. Heiskell & Co. announced last month that it acquired a feed mill and storage facility in Platteville from Butterball Inc.
The company plans an extensive makeover of the facility to expand its capabilities.
“We are excited to add the Platteville facility to our portfolio of assets in the region,” said Robert Hodgen, senior vice president for business development with Heiskell. “This location is part of a larger plan to build our overall business ... We will begin immediately to retrofit the facility so that it can produce minerals, protein supplements, and calf feeds starting in the second quarter of 2013. In addition, our expansion plans include adapting the facility for use as a grain elevator and we plan to receive grain from local farmers in northern Colorado starting with the (2013) wheat harvest.”