Infrared grain sorting technology now in Manitoba
By Top Crop Manager
May 25, 2015 - The owners of a Winnipeg feed mill will receive $1.1 million from government to install two new infrared grain sorters which will identify and remove undesirable grain kernels, significantly increasing the value of the final product.
Standard Nutrition Canada Co. will become the only company in the country using infrared grain sorting technology. This equipment removes grains infected with Fusarium head blight or ergot from crops before they are made into animal feed. This increases the overall grade and quality of grains, which allows sales into higher-value markets. It is expected to increase the value of Manitoba grains by $4 million annually.
Standard Nutrition Canada Co. will be investing an additional $1.1 million in the project. The company currently has more than 90 full-time employees and expects to hire up to eight more as a result of the new equipment.