Cargill India’s cattle feedmill to start in 2015
Shri Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, along with Siraj Chaudhry, Chairman, Cargill India and Achyuth Iyengar, Managing Director, Cargill Feed & Nutrition-India broke ceremonial ground recently on Cargill India’s greenfield dairy feed mill in Bathinda, India.
Cargill India plans to commence production of its new USD 11.3 million cattle feedmill in Punjab within one year, according to Cargill India Chairman Siraj Chaudhry.
The plant which occupies 8.5 acres of land will produce about 120,000 tonnes of cattle feed annually and cater to the growing need for quality feed by dairy farmers in Punjab and neighbouring states. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal commented that Cargill India's investment in Punjab will help make the state a 'Dairy Hub' in India. "Cargill India will provide training to more than 20,000 farmers in Punjab on dairy farming, farm management and animal nutrition," Mr Badal said.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Cargill transforms commodities such as corn, soybeans and wheat into innovative feed and nutrition for livestock and fish that ultimately becomes high quality protein to feed the world's growing population meeting the protein needs of approximately 1.5 billion people. Cargill will bring solution driven methods to Punjab's dairy feed needs, such as NIR testing for incoming raw material quality, nutrient driven formulation and rigorous testing of both raw materials and finished feed to improve results for farmers. Cargill will employ leading technologies currently used at our Global R&D and Technology Application Center to achieve the same.
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