Cargill has opened a $34 million expansion of its Animal Nutrition & Health facility in Temple, Texas. Construction of the 70,000 sq. ft. addition for manufacturing, packaging, warehousing and shipping capabilities began in January 2018 and was completed in August 2019.
The Temple facility is optimally located to serve Cargill’s farm and ranch feed store owners and beef feed customers, with reduced transportation costs for local customers and increased manufacturing capabilities.
"The investment in Temple is about serving our customers and supporting the growing Texas farm and ranch feed store and beef feed markets,” said Daryn Kracht, managing director of Cargill Animal Nutrition North America. “We are thrilled to be able to serve our customers better as we continue to invest in the Temple community.”
Cargill sales manager Joe Comte said the Texas feed market has always been central to the company’s animal nutrition business. “We are excited to offer improved access of our Nutrena, Record Rack and Cargill branded product lines to our farm and ranch feed store customers and the animal owners they serve,” he said.
The Temple facility currently employs 26 people and is capable of producing nearly 500,000 tons of bagged and bulk animal feed per year. In addition to the Temple facility, Cargill operates in 13 locations with 3,947 employees across the state of Texas through its Animal Nutrition & Health, Grain Processing & Distribution, Starches & Sweeteners and Protein businesses.