LEWISBURG, OHIO, US — Cargill opened its new 220,000-square-foot, premix animal nutrition facility in Lewisburg, Ohio, US.

The facility produces non-medicated feed and supports Cargill and Provimi branded animal nutrition premixes and products, along with additives and specialty and custom blends.

“It started with thinking differently about how to best meet the changing needs of our customers, along with a commitment to invest and innovate for the future,” said Adriano Marcon, president of Cargill’s animal nutrition business. “Now, we believe the new facility sets a new standard for premix production giving our customers unmatched confidence in our animal nutrition offerings.”

The Lewisburg West facility includes a 160-foot steel premix tower and soft, flexible hoppers for micro-ingredient dosing provide gram-level precision in production, and stainless-steel design makes cleaning the systems easier and more effective.

The new facility is estimated to produce 154,000 tonnes of non-medicated animal nutrition products and premix each year.

“The plant was designed with feed and food safety as a top priority,” Marcon said. “We wanted to provide our customers peace of mind, by increasing the transparency around the food their farm animals and pets are eating.”

Each of the plants’ four segregated production lines can run a mix from start to finish in approximately one hour, providing increased capacity across Cargill’s network of feed facilities. As a non-medicated facility, it allows for more support to livestock and poultry operations raising animals without the use of antibiotics.

“This project is the culmination of several years of thoughtful work, reimagining our facilities from the ground up,” Marcon said. “I am really proud of our team. The expanded capacity the plant gives us means we can help more customers have confidence in the safety and quality of the premix they use for their animals.”