Cargill invests in new premix facility

by Holly Demaree
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The company said the facility enhances its capability to provide customized nutrition solutions and is designed to deliver 20,000 tonnes of premix solutions per year. 
 
MANILA, PHILIPPINES —Cargill is opening a new facility that will manufacture premix feed solutions to expand its animal nutrition capabilities. Located at the First Bulacan Industrial Park in Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines, the facility will employ close to 50 people. This will be Cargill’s fifth animal nutrition facility in the Philippines and its first dedicated to manufacturing Provimi premix solutions. The facility will serve primarily medium to large livestock farms and feed millers.

“The livestock farming industry is evolving as farms consolidate, become larger and require more sophisticated nutritional solutions,” said Noel Kim, director, Cargill Premix and Nutrition, Philippines. “The new facility will significantly increase the number of innovative offerings that will improve the cost and performance of raising livestock or producing quality complete feeds. It will also provide a broader portfolio of premix solutions to help farmers who need greater flexibility in their animal nutrition requirements or those who are considering the transition from utilizing compound feeds to developing their own feed formulations.”

The company said the facility enhances its capability to provide customized nutrition solutions and is designed to deliver 20,000 tonnes of premix solutions per year. Construction started in October and operations are expected to start in the third quarter of 2017.

“We are happy to be the beneficiary of this investment and we look forward to a very good partnership with Cargill,” said Christian Natividad, the mayor of Malolos.

This is the latest in a series of expansions and facility openings for Cargill. The company opened a new Rs.88 crore feed plant in Bathinda, Punjab, on Sept. 28. The plant will provide feed to dairy farmers in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. It will produce 10,000 tonnes of feed per month and feed 75,000 cows per day.

In May, Cargill officially opened an $8.5 million animal nutrition plant in Nam Cam Industrial Zone, Dong Nam Economic Zone, Nghe An, Vietnam. The new facility provides animal feed for livestock and has a total capacity of 66,000 tonnes per year. In April, the company announced it would streamline its animal nutrition business production capabilities in Spain by extending its facility in Mequinenza (Zaragoza) with a new production line. The extended facility is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2017.

In January, Cargill opened two new facilities. A wet corn milling plant in Davangere, Karnataka, India, that included a $100 million investment that was spread over 44.5 acres of land that has a capacity to mill 800 tonnes of corn daily. The company also established a new Technology Application Center (TAC) in Yakapınar, Izmir, Turkey, to help dairy and poultry customers in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa leverage and apply the best possible feed technologies to grow their businesses.

In November 2015, Cargill opened its largest feed mill. The facility located in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, is a 2,610-square-meter facility that produces poultry, ruminant, swine and pet food products for animal producers marketed under the Purina & Nutrena brands, with a capacity of 870,000 tonnes.
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