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Cargill opens fish feed plant in AP

Our Bureau Vijayawada | Updated on January 24, 2018

Fish farmers in India have increased access to high-quality feed this year, as Cargill has opened its first feed plant dedicated to fish species in the country.

The plant, located in Vijayawada and acquired from Mulpuri Foods & Feeds, reflects the company’s commitment to bring farmers safe, high-quality aqua feed solutions, according to a press release. It marks an important step in Cargill’s work to develop its aqua feed business in India and across Asia.

The plant produces fish feed products for carp, tilapia, and other warm water species. Cargill currently works with toll millers in the region, selling about 30,000 tonnes of fish feed a year. The new plant, with a capacity of 90,000 tonnes per year, enables Cargill to triple its fish feed capacity for customers in the region.

“India is an important and fast growing aquaculture market, and we are excited to better serve farmers across Andhra Pradesh, Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Odisha,” said Chad Gauger, Managing Director of Cargill aqua nutrition in South Asia. “The new facility positions us to better meet their demand, as the country will soon become the most populous in the world.” Cargill has invested ₹70 crore in the plant, which brings around 200 new jobs to the region.

Published on January 24, 2018

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