Cargill inaugurates Feed Plant for Dairy Industry in Bhatinda
Bhatinda: Cargill has inaugurated a new Rs.88 crore feed plant in Bathinda, Punjab in the presence of the Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal and the Deputy CM, Shri Sukhbir Singh Badal.
In India, where the population is largely vegetarian, dairy is a primary source of protein. Milk-based paneer, ghee, yogurt and sauces are all staples of daily life, making the country both the largest consumer and the largest producer of dairy in the world. This new plant will showcase Cargill’s commitment to support the growth and development of the booming dairy industry and its farming community in India.
The plant will provide consistently high-quality, nutritious and safe feed to dairy farmers in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. It will produce 10,000 metric tons of feed per month and feed 75,000 cows per day.
On this occasion, Sukhbir Singh Badal said, “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 Punjab. 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.”
Achyuth Iyengar, Managing Director for Cargill’s complete feed and nutrition business in India stated, “We have been catering to the Punjab dairy farmer for more than 10 years now. 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.”
In a country that depends on dairy, Cargill’s expertise and dedication to India’s milk industry can provide the best solutions for farmers, their herds and their customers.