Cargill to build new feed mill

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Cargill announced on June 26 that it will build a new facility in Bovina, Texas for various feed-product production including its Sweet Bran and RAMP specialty feeds. The facility will be located on an adjoining property to an existing Cargill Cattle Feeders (CCF) location.

“We are very excited about the possibilities for serving the growing livestock market from this location in Bovina,” said Mike Lewis, vice president, Feed, Cargill Corn Milling North America. “This is a very progressive, growth-oriented community, and it’s in the heart of one of the biggest cattle-feeding regions in the world.”

Cargill’s Sweet Bran feed product is a highly palatable corn milling feed product that drives more consistent and greater energy intake in feedlot and dairy cattle resulting in increased production of meat or milk at a lower cost, the company said. RAMP is a complete starter feed product designed for commercial cattle feeding operations, which makes starting cattle easier and results in improved performance, the company added.

“We are extremely pleased that Cargill has chosen Bovina for this investment,” said Frank Gonzalez, mayor of Bovina. “Our community leaders recognize the value of having Cargill as a partner in our community and in our economy. They have one existing facility here now, and have proven themselves to be good neighbors and good corporate citizens. We very much look forward to continuing the relationship.”

The facility is expected to bring 37 full-time jobs to the community, along with contractors. Construction is expected to begin in August and is scheduled to be completed sometime in late summer 2013.

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