We’re taking a significant step toward making our company more sustainable by using renewable energy to make a difference in the way we operate.

Our feed mill in Aurora, Missouri, not only plays an integral role in our poultry production at our Monett, Missouri, complex, but it’s now our first commercial feed mill to use solar energy.

David Young, senior manager, Live Production in Monett, had the idea to implement renewable energy in the feed mill production four years ago, and discovered solar energy was the best way to grow our business in Aurora. Solar gained us a competitive edge for the feed mill, allowing it to produce more feed while using less purchased energy. Now, he’s proud to see these benefits from going solar, thanks to the support from our Sustainability team.

This project also gives us momentum toward accomplishing our 30 by 30 goal—reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

Check out our progress on this project in the VIDEO below.

Published November 19, 2018.