Scoular Opens New Facility in Idaho to Produce Barley Protein Ingredient
Scoular has officially opened its new facility in Jerome, Idaho, dedicated to producing Emerge™ - a traceable and non-GMO barley protein that is the only one-of-its-kind on the market for feed customers.
Idaho is the top-producing barley state in the U.S., accounting for 37 percent of the nation’s crop in 2021. This new facility will expand opportunities for the state’s growers, and will further position the state as the top source of consistent, high-quality U.S. barley.
This innovative feed product is created through a patent-pending process that concentrates the protein naturally found in whole barley kernels resulting in a nutrient-dense ingredient for use in pet food and aqua feed rations.
The facility is expected to begin commercial production in January 2022 to help meet the growing demand for plant-based, sustainable ingredients throughout supply chains.