10.8 +/- ac and Roasted Grain Feed Plant and Office Building near Pioneer in West Carroll Parish, LA For sale is a plant built to roast, blend, and bag grain into high quality deer and livestock feed, located in an area where thousands of acres of corn and soybeans are grown. Roasted grain offers many benefits as an animal feed. The roasting process caramelizes the sugars and makes the taste and smell of the grain very attractive to deer. Roasting also breaks down some of the fats and proteins making the grain more digestible. In addition, the storage life is improved, the grain will not sprout when it gets wet, and weevils will not get in it. Many who have tried the roasted corn and soybeans say that deer will walk around a pile of raw corn or rice bran to lick the ground where the roasted grain had been. Roasted soybeans offer a high protein content, and are very palatable to deer. In addition, bear are less likely to eat soybeans than corn. This facility was once a cotton gin, but has been converted into a feed plant. There is still plenty of space left in the building to increase storage and capacity if needed. A loading dock allows for trucks to be loaded with a forklift. It has a very large capacity electrical service that would provide plenty of power for expansion. The control panel for the equipment is in a control room which could easily be climate controlled. The grain handling equipment includes an auger with swing away hopper for unloading hopper bottom trailers, a seed cleaner, three 600-bushel hopper bottom bins, a blender, a bagger and scales for loading 50-lb bags, a loader and scales for filling 2500-lb super bags, and a Roast-A-Matic Model 50 grain roaster, all served by a Hutchinson Grain Loop grain handling system to reduce the need for augers. The Roaster runs off natural gas and has a capacity of 50 bushels per hour. An auger with a swing-away hopper allows for the unloading of hopper-bottom trailers, and grain trailers and seed carts can be loaded in bulk from an overhead chute under the covered drive through. The 2-story office building has space for multiple uses, and houses the electronics for the commercial truck scales. The land is located south of Pioneer, LA and has over 1000 feet of frontage on LA Hwy. 17, which is a widely-used north-south route from the Arkansas state line, intersecting with I-20 in Delhi to the south. There is a large open area of land next to the buildings that once served as the gins module yard, and offers plenty of room for expansion, or to build grain bins or other buildings. A commercial grain elevator operates in Pioneer offering a good source of raw grain, and many local farmers also have on-farm storage and could be potential suppliers. The seed cleaner and bagger has also been used to clean and bag wheat seed for farmers to plant. This could be a very profitable business for someone willing to network with customers such as deer farms and hunting clubs. Minerals Rights will convey with the sale. Directions: From I-20, take the Delhi exit onto Hwy. 17 North. Go about 19 miles on Hwy. 17 to the property on the left, just south of the town of Pioneer. Look for the RecLand signs. Legal: Located in Sec. 15 & 16, T 20 N, R 19 E, West Carroll Parish, LA Price: $375,000 Call Keith Welch @ 318.348.4651 or see the RecLand site for all our listings.