Sanderson Farms, AGgrow Tech partner for sustainable animal bedding fiber

May 11, 2017 |

In North Carolina, Sanderson Farms has partnering with AGgrow Tech. AGgrow Tech for certified, sustainably grown animal bedding fiber that comes from the production of Freedom Giant Miscanthus. AGgrow Tech has established an additional 2,300 acres of Freedomâ   in eastern North Carolina specifically for the poultry market. As part of this innovative initiative, AGgrow Tech will supply 1.8 million cubic feet of volume per year of premium bedding to Sanderson Farms. 

All of the certified Sustainably Grown product supplied to Sanderson Farms’ Kinston and St. Pauls locations will be grown, harvested and produced locally from the AGgrow Tech’s Seven Springs, N.C., supply center. This agreement not only benefits Sanderson Farms and AGgrow Tech but will also add local jobs in the transportation and manufacturing sectors.

AGgrow Tech animal bedding fiber was certified based on a comprehensive independent evaluation by SCS Global Services under what is considered one of the world’s most rigorous sustainable agricultural standards. The certified farms were assessed for a variety of factors including: sustainable production, ecosystem management and protection, resource conservation, fair labor protection, and community engagement.

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