Freeport, IL (February 2020). The Furst-McNess Company is pleased to announce the opening of a new protein $20 million cubing facility in Yankton, South Dakota after nearly 1 ½ years of planning, by Dakota Protein, LLC. Furst-McNess, who has a marketing agreement with Dakota Protein, will be marketing the distillers cubes for the Yankton facility, and has long recognized the benefits of providing high quality protein products for beef cattle, particularly those cattle grazing or fed low quality forages. Protein content of beef cattle diets is a critical nutrient and failure to supply adequate protein can result in reduced body condition, poor performance, lower forage intake, depressed reproductive performance, and reduced milk production. Commercial protein supplements can be purchased in a variety of forms including meal, cubes, blocks and tubs.
The plant is a state-of-the-art and fully automated, 46,000 sq. ft. facility, and will be holding an open house on March 24. The facility is committed to providing value added products for Midwest corn farmers and will manufacture a high quality, 100% distiller cube. Cubes will provide livestock producers a high protein (28%, CP), high energy (8%, Fat) supplementation option for their operations.
The production facility is committed to high quality protein cube for livestock producers. They manufacture both a cow cube (7/8” x 3.0”) and a calf cube (3/8” x 1.5”) that can be delivered direct to the ranch or distribution facilities. The plant has an indoor rail load-out system and has service to all class one railroads. In addition to the rail system, they have Ledwell paddle wagons that can service on farm bin systems.
Please direct questions regarding cube availability, pricing and distribution to Tiffany England and her team at 815-232-9820.