Perdue AgriBusiness Operations
Grain and Oilseed, Feed and Seed Operations
We operate grain storage in excess of 75 million bushels at 75 locations. We have five oilseed-crushing operations and an edible oil refinery.
Each year, we handle more than 300 million bushels of grain.
To transport that grain, we operate a dedicated fleet of more than 1,500 railcars and work with more than 475 independent trucking companies and five barge companies. We manage a fleet of 14 barges serving our nine marine facilities in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.
We have transload operations handling animal feed commodities and our own blending facilities.
We have our own seed-processing operation in Delaware to support seed sales to farmers.
Our deepwater port in Chesapeake, Va., receives grain by truck, rail, barge and ship, and it has on-site soymeal production. We handle well over 100 vessels per year through the port, where we:
- Export bulk shiploads of grains, soymeal and vegetable oil
- Load containers for overseas customers purchasing lesser volumes
- Off-load imports
With a local presence in South America through our merchandising office in São Paulo, Brazil, and committed port facilities, Perdue AgriBusiness has developed the relationships and resources to originate more than 1 million bushels of grain for export. Coupled with our Chesapeake facility, this enables us to access harvests in the northern and southern hemispheres and be a year-round supplier to our customers in the U.S. and around the globe.
Fertilizer and Soil Amendments
Perdue AgriRecycle composts nutrient-rich by-products of poultry production and processing, including poultry litter, treated biosolids from our wastewater and other organic material, turning them into high-quality soil amendments.