Cargill to add piglet feed production line in China

Expansion at Tianjin young animal nutrition facility provides early-life nutrition options for Chinese customers and their animals.

Cargill announced that is bolstering its young animal nutrition capability by investing more than $15 million to add a piglet feed production line at its existing premix and nutrition facility in Tianjin, China.

The company said the nearly 7,000 sq. m young animal nutrition facility features cutting-edge technology and systems of operational excellence to produce Neopigg, a sustainable piglet feed.

"Early-life nutrition impacts an animal's livability, health and lifetime growth efficiency," said John Fering, managing director for Cargill Premix & Nutrition China. "This investment equips our customers with the right nutrition for this critical time in their young animals' development."

The new production line uses an advanced, traceable barcode management system during production -- from raw material to finished product --  to ensures the sustainability and quality of products delivered to customers, the announcement said.

"We are committed to providing best-in-class products with consistent quality," Fering added. "This new facility allows us to deliver on that promise by producing Neopigg at a facility that follows HACCP and FSSC22000."

The piglet feed production line is expected to create 20 new jobs at the Tianjin facility.

Cargill Premix & Nutrition China provides leading technology in animal nutrition and total solutions for farming enterprises and feed mills in China. Cargill has more than 600 employees in China at its Shanghai office and four high-tech plants located in Nanjing, Tianjin, Nanning and Ganyu.

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