November 24, 2003



Cargill's To Build $12 Million New Feedmill in US' Louisiana

On November 21, Cargill Animal Nutrition, a global leader in animal feed and technology, has announced an investment worth $12 million to build a new feedmill in Louisiana, US.

"The existing facility has served our customers well since Cargill acquired it in 1992," said Alan Johnson, southeast production operations manager for Cargill Animal Nutrition. "Our expectation is that the new facility will be viable for the next 50 years."

The new facility is expected to open in September 2004. Groundbreaking for the plant was November 5.

Cargill currently employs 50 people at LeCompte with an annual payroll of $3.3 million, with benefits. It produces bulk, bagged and extruded nutrition products for farm animals under the Nutrena and other brands.

The new mill will have a capacity of 120,000 tons of finished feeds annually, compared to 75,000 at the existing mill.