Coy Crull (Murray State)
Hello, my name is Coy Crull, and I am from the small Southeastern Illinois town of Grayville. I am currently attending Murray State University in Murray Kentucky, where I am majoring in Agronomy. For the first portion of my job shadow I went to Tosh Farms in Henry Tennessee. While there I visited Wayne Casey, who managed the granary. I learned that this portion of Tosh Farms was put in place to supply their demand for corn to feed swine. Their storage capacity is over 6 million bushels, and they need 4 million bushels of corn per year to supply their hog barns. Wayne told me that he always makes sure to get enough corn to supply the needs of Tosh Pork, but also buys and sells soybeans, wheat, and even white corn based on the market. I was able to learn procedures for scaling incoming trucks and grading the grain. I learned so much more about the grain handling industry. I would like to thank Wayne and Tosh Farms for allowing me to visit.
Hello again! For my second portion of job shadowing, I went back to Tosh Farms. While there I was able to learn more about the feed mill. I was able to learn more about other ingredients and alternative feeds that are used to feed their pigs. I walked around the feed mill and watched as the alternative food sources were put into a separator and shredder. They then separated and bailed the disposables and put the food source into its own bay. This was the busiest part of the mill as people were loading and unloading trucks nonstop. I found it very nice to be able to learn more about the nutrition and feed requirements of hogs and how Tosh Farms was able to meet those needs. I want to thank Tosh Farms once more for being so helpful and giving me more experience in the industry.
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