10:17:57 PM | 17/5/2014
On May 10, 2014, Cargill Feed & Nutrition (CFN) celebrated the completion of its US$20 million animal feed mill expansion in Binh Dinh province, Central Vietnam – one of its 8 compound feed mills in Vietnam.
The expansion aims to enable Cargill to meet growing demand for high-performing feed from its customers in Vietnam. With this expansion, Cargill has invested more than US$110 million in Vietnam in the last 10 years.
The expansion will increase its capacity by four times, from 60,000 tonnes per year to 240,000 tonnes per year, create 50 new jobs and incorporates Cargill’s uncompromising approach to feed safety, ingredient quality and product integrity. The company aims to provide customers with safe, trusted feed that maximizes the performance of their operations, which in turn helps to improve food safety across Vietnam’s supply chain.
Jorge Becerra, Managing Director of Cargill l Animal Nutrition’s Feed and Nutrition Business in Vietnam said thatthe expansion of its Binh Dinh plant allows Cargill to serve its customers more effectively, deliver the right products, expertise and capabilities to customers as quickly as possible and support faster business growth.
In order to help raise farming productivity and incomes, Cargill has provided training to more than 1.5 million Vietnamese farmers in best practices in animal husbandry through its farming workshops. Through Cargill Vietnam’s school building programme, two schools have already been built in the Binh Dinh province. The programme has to date built 65 schools in rural communities across Vietnam and is committed to building 75 schools in Vietnam to help educate about 15,000 students by 2015.