Corno Feeds

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Of considerable importance in the East St. Louis industrial field is the manufacture of prepared feeds for poultry, stock, cattle, and hogs. Corno strives to produce a feed containing proteins and minerals in the correct quantities so that the development of the animal is uniform.

A new formula is not approved for marketing until the results of actual feeding are studied and classified. All ingredients must be of first quality. Samples of grains are tested on receipt and if not up to standard, the entire lot is rejected.


From the cars all grains are conveyed to screens for removal of dust and foreign matter. From the screens the grain passes to storage bins. The first process in preparing feeds is cracking to a predetermined size, depending on the type of feed for which it to be used. After cracking, the grains pass through cleaner rolls by which all imperfect and stale grains are removed, thus assuring a wholesome feed.

From these rolls the grains pass to the mixing machines where the balance of the ingredients are blended to the proper formula, then to the bagging machines for bagging. Before bagging, a sample of each mix is analyzed in the laboratory to insure uniformity. The bags are filled while resting on automatic scales to assure the correct amount. A conveyor takes the bags to a machine that sews them shut and then they are conveyed to cars for shipment or storage. All bags are tagged to show the protein and mineral content.

All kinds of grains, meat scraps, fat and yeast are used in preparing the feeds.

The local plant at 20th and Baugh was one of the first prepared feed mills in the industry. Its products include feeds for pigeons, poultry, hogs, horses and cattle - both dry and sweet feeds.




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