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Fairview Mills, a division of J-Six, provides a full line of Milling services – Contract Extrusion, Contract Manufacturing, Contract Packaging, Pelleting, Blending, and Bagging.

J-Six and Fairview Mills offer a full line of Transloading Services, Storage, Bulk Storage & Distribution.

Our pet food treat manufacturing facilities offer contract services for the highest quality pet treats. Our main facility located in Kansas City, KS (Kansas City Treats), provides Contract Extrusion, Contract Manufacturing, and Contract Packaging.

J-Six has its own trucking fleet called Fairview Express and provides superior transportation and shipping services at a reasonable cost. Whether it’s our pneumatics, tankers, hoppers, flatbeds, van trailers, belt wagons or auger tanks–we have the equipment to handle your specialized needs.

J-Six Farms & Livestock is a family farm with a worldwide reach. Whether it’s milling, farming, livestock, or trucking, our family treats our employees and our customers like family—and that’s a big family!

Work with a great family-owned company with many opportunities to grow in your career. Our company offers a comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off with many other benefits. We are constantly accepting resumes due to our growth in milling, livestock, farming, and transportation services.


Fairview Mills is a division within J-Six Enterprises that specializes in packaging pet food ingredients. We offer packaging in sizes that range from small sacks and 50-pound bags to massive super sacks of 1,000 to 2000 pound. We will take your pet foods and pet ingredients bags, put them through our pet food ingredient packaging line and make you custom-made packages.


Some customers won't need the entire truckload of your pet foods proteins. We can take your pet food ingredient totes, which are filled with high quality wheat gluten or soy proteins, and detote them and repackage them into smaller pallets of fifty-pound bags. Fairview Mills not only bags pet food ingredients according your specifications but also runs them through our sifting systems! We treat you like a friend when you choose us to handle your contract packaging needs. We will work closely with you to ensure your customer receives the highest quality product.

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Pet Food Industry Associations

GAPFA (Global Alliance of Pet Food Industry Associations)

GAPFA brings together 13 national and regional pet food associations globally as well as corporate members with a focus on food for dogs and cats. GAPFA was officially established in November 2014 under Belgian law.

The GAPFA mission is to support the health and wellbeing of pets and to promote the benefits of living with them, by providing a forum for global industry consensus to address key mutual issues. Its vision is to be recognized as the global voice of the pet food industry. The focus of GAPFA is to harness the collective knowledge and experience of the global pet food industry with the objective to develop science-based global nutritional and safety standards which will provide reference and will facilitate trade of pet food.

Pet Food Institute (PFI)

Pet Food Institute (PFI) is the main Trade Association of dog and cat food manufacturers in the USA. Affiliate members of PFI include the leading suppliers of equipment, ingredients, packaging and services to the United States pet food industry.

The PFI was organized in 1958 as the national trade association of dog and cat food manufacturers in the United States of America. Active members of PFI produce 95% of the total dog and cat food tonnage in the United States. Affiliate members of PFI include the leading suppliers of equipment, ingredients, packaging and services to the United States pet food industry. PFI works closely with veterinarians, humane groups and local animal control officers to encourage responsible dog and cat ownership. It also represents the industry before legislative and regulatory bodies at the federal and state levels.

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FEDIAF (European Pet Food Industry Federation)

Established in 1970, the Fédération Européenne de l’Industrie des Aliments pour Aminaux Familiers (FEDIAF), the European Pet Food Industry Federation, represents the pet food industry in Europe and unites the national professional organizations of 26 European countries, whether or not belonging to the EU, via 18 national or regional pet food industry associations[1]. The FEDIAF represents around 650 companies[1] responsible for producing more than 90% of European pet food. The national organizations represent manufacturers, packers and importers of prepared pet food, including foods for dogs, cats, birds, and other pets.

The FEDIAF represents the European pet food industry in all external forums. Through its national Associations, the FEDIAF also collaborates with local and national authorities. As a competent partner, FEDIAF cooperates with the European authorities to implement pet food law designed to ensure the manufacture and distribution of safe, nutritionally balanced and palatable pet food products. This has led to a development of Self Regulation in a form of three industry Codes, which have been recognized by the EU authorities. The 3 self-regulating FEDIAF Codes are

Wherever possible, FEDIAF strongly encourages responsible dog and cat ownership.

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Fairview Mills is also aware that it is more economical to transport and store pet food in bags rather than bulk products. Fairview Mills is one the many J-Six Enterprises divisions. We have the infrastructure to handle your bulk, loose pet food ingredients, and then bag them to your specifications. It is much easier to transport your products from raw product to ready to use pet food. Send us whole corn for example. We can unload it, mill and package it however we need. The next step in pet food processing is now that your raw corn has been processed.


You want to ensure that your pet food ingredients are packaged in bags or totes. Our pet food ingredient packaging system includes running every pet food product through our lab to determine its moisture level, nutrient break down, and other metrics. After that, we vigorously sift the ingredients, to eliminate as much chaff or dust as possible. This helps improve the quality your pet food ingredients. Additionally, it ensures that a fifty-pound bag of pet food is full of your product and not with chaff. It will make it easier to track inventory accurately when you know that a 50-pound bag of corn Gluten is actually fifty pounds.


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Fairview Mills strives to provide solutions for any pet food ingredient supplier that may be facing problems. There are many options for bags: paper, poly, small or large quantities, multiple sealing options and paper and poly bags. Each bag is different and should be considered carefully. Fairview Mills is the perfect choice for contract packaging.

25 Kilogram Bag - Our Smallest Size For Pet Food Ingredient Packaging

Our twenty-five-kilogram bag is the smallest size available for pet ingredient packaging. Fairview Mills, a division J-Six Enterprises', offers pet food ingredient packaging. It is designed for easy transport and storage, but not as final product packaging. This is why many clients choose our super bags, totes and larger capacity bags. Fairview Mills is committed to finding solutions that work for customers. This means we are able to handle your small-scale contract packaging needs. These bags are available in many different configurations and seal methods. Multi-wall paper bags, which are eco-friendly alternatives to plastic bags, are usually sealed by sewing or pinching. There are many options for polyethylene bags, including heat sealing and sewn sealing.

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50 Pound Bag - Perfect For Pallets

For clients who require stackable bags, fifty-pound bags are an excellent choice. They can be stored individually or in palleted stacks. These bags can be made from different materials and seals. Multi-wall papers bags are an ecofriendly alternative. They can be closed by pinching or sewing. You can choose from a variety of polyethylene bags or polypropylene bag styles, which can either be heat-sealed or sewn. The fifty-pound bags are for ingredient packaging only, and not as finished product packaging. The pet food ingredient packaging can be used for transport and storage.

1000 Pound Tote – Poly Lined

Totes that can store large amounts of pet food or pet food ingredients are helpful when handling them. Our 1000 pound bags are perfect for transporting bulk pet foods ingredients. These sturdy totes are made of poly-lined material for durability and strength. The poly lining will protect your high-quality pet foods ingredients from getting lost in the exterior fabric's weave. These large totes have a large capacity and are intended for easy transportation and storage. Before we fill these large bags of one thousand pounds with your quality products, our sifting process will run your pet foods ingredients through.

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2000 Pound Supersack - The largest pet food ingredient bulk storage container

This bulk bag (also known as a Super Sack) is one of our most preferred options for contract packaging. Super sacks have the ability to hold over a ton (or more) of pet food, as well as pet ingredients. These bags are durable and tough. These super sacks can either be stored or transported on their own. They can even stack super sacks on top each other because of their box-corner shape! After we have run your pet food ingredients through the sifting process, these large bags of two thousand pound capacity are filled with your high-quality products. These large capacity containers are not meant to be used as product packaging but for transport and storage.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Dry pet foods are made by mixing dry and wet ingredients together to form a dough. In the extrusion process, the dough is heated under pressure, then pushed through a die machine that cuts the kibbles. Kibble size and shape varies according to the product specification. The kibbles are dried, cooled and spray coated.

Typical pet food ingredients include protein sources such as poultry, beef and fish plus vegetables, cereals, vitamins and minerals, combined for a balanced diet. 'Ingredients' is a general term used for raw materials and additives used in pet foods.

While dry milling is less capital intensive, it also yields less ethanol per bushel of corn than wet milling (Rajagopalan, et al., 2005). Wet milling involves steeping the corn for up to 48 hours to assist in separating the parts of the corn kernel.