Cargill, the global food, agricultural, financial and industrial products company, has opened a new premix animal nutrition facility in the US.
The 220,000 sq ft, ‘future-ready’ facility at Lewisburg, Ohio is using advanced technology not previously used in animal agriculture or pet food production that allows the use of less resources to produce feed, while ensuring quality and traceability.
The facility broke ground in November, 2018 and represents a $50m investment in expanding Cargill’s existing feed production operations. It produces non-medicated feed and supports Cargill and Provimi-branded animal nutrition premixes and products, along with additives and specialty and custom blends.
Adriano Marcon, president of Cargill’s animal nutrition business, said the plant was designed with feed and food safety as a top priority: “We wanted to provide our customers peace of mind, by increasing the transparency around the food their farm animals and pets are eating.”
Cargill employss 155,000 people across 70 countries.