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Korean animal feed company breaks ground on first US project

CJ Bio America has broken ground on its first US construction project to produce amino acids to supplement animal feeds, in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

The $320 million lysine production facility will employ about 170 workers by 2014. The factory will annually produce more than 100,000 metric tons of amino acids to supplement animal feeds.

Lysine is derived from corn by-products to provide an essential amino acid for hog and poultry feed. Domestic production by CJ BIO America is expected to benefit demand for corn and provide better value with domestic feed customers.

Construction will begin immediately at the 65-acre site, and the factory is expected to open in early 2014.

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