Lisa Caballero, Feed Mill
Darigold Feed Mill
oil on linen, 42" x 32", 2010
NFS

Mayflower Farms built this newer mill in 1979. It had twenty-eight employees and a capacity of thirty tons per hour. Darigold acquired it in 1981, when it merged with Mayflower. By the 1990s, however, larger dairy herds had made on-farm blending of grain economical, causing feed prices to fall. Darigold decided to get out of the feed business and leased, then later sold, this facility to Land O' Lakes, the Minnesota-based cooperative.

I had a hunch that these decrepit structures would not be around much longer, and I wanted to make them look ethereal, as if they were almost already gone. In September 2011, this mill and silos were demolished.

--History as Muse, Art as Record

Lisa Caballero, Feed Mill


Lisa Caballero, Feed Mill


Lisa Caballero, Feed Mill


Lisa Caballero, Feed Mill