US based global food giant, Cargill has announced that it has opened a new cattle feed plant in Bathinda, Punjab.
Bathinda: US based global food giant, Cargill has announced that it has opened a new cattle feed plant in Bathinda, Punjab.
The company said that this plant will focus on meeting requirement of cattle feed for dairy industry, which is the largest consumer and producer of dairy in the world.
The plant which has been set up with an investment of $1.3 million (Rs 88 crore) will provide feed to dairy farmers in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, and will produce 10,000 metric tons of feed per month — which will feed 75,000 cows daily.
“We believe this new dairy feed plant will provide quality feed and introduce latest know-how which will help our dairy farmers earn better yields and contribute to the progress of the state," Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab said.
“The continued trust of the dairy farmers in our feed products has encouraged us to build and invest in this new facility. Through this plant, we will be able to expand our supply of high-quality, safe and nutritious feed and services in the state of Punjab,” Achyuth Iyengar, managing director for Cargill’s complete feed and nutrition business in India.
“We expect Cargill to share their global experience with the region’s farmers which will help put Punjab on a global map with other leading model dairy regions across the world.”
Cargill Animal Nutrition began working with dairy farmers in India in 2008 to help develop more productive farm management techniques and to boost milk production.