October 21, 2019

Cargill to close two US feed mills



Cargill has announced plans to shutter two of its feed mills in New York and North Carolina and shift operations to other sites in a bid to increase the efficiency of its assets, trade media outlets reported last week.

The company will close its Kennedy feed mill in Jamestown, NY on November 29 to "streamline operations and better serve customers more efficiently and effectively in the northeast market," Cargill said in a statement quoted by the Jamestown Post-Journal. Seven jobs at the site are impacted by the decision.

Another Cargill feed mill in Wilson, NC is slated to close on November 29. That site is also closing due to efforts to "streamline operations" and improve service to customers in the southeastern US, a Cargill spokesperson told The Wake Weekly. About 26 workers currently work at the site.

Last week Cargill also announced plans to invest US$225 million in an expansion of its Sidney, OH soybean crush and oil refining site, and that a fire broke out at a protein facility which injured two people.