LIVESTOCK FEED MILLING
In addition to flour and cornmeal milling, the Stockdale Mill did batch feed milling for local farmers. The farmer would bring in his wagon load of ear corn or oats and wait for the miller to process it into animal feed. Corn would be shelled and ground or ground on the cob. Oats would be ground whole or hulled (dehulled). Ground grain would then be mixed with: salt, mineral, oyster shell, high protien "supplement", middlings, or bran. The finished product was bagged in burlap bags (100 lbs per bag).
Milling equipment used when operation ceased in the 1960s:
* corn sheller
* cob seperator
* hammer mill
* oats huller
* elevators / bins / dust collectors
The process is the same as what was done at country elevators and is now done on the farm. However, the Stockdale Mill always used water power (long after others converted to steam power or electricity.) A seperate turbine was dedicated to the feed operation.
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