2016 news releases

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  • Essential oils key to Cargill’s comprehensive approach to reducing antibiotics in poultry

    27 Jan 2016

    Cargill researchers are focusing on improving gut health in poultry to promote feed efficiency and keep birds healthy. Cargill has been researching the use of non-medicated feed additives for several years as an alternative to antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs). As an independent supplier, Cargill has performed cross-additive research and determined the most beneficial types of feed additives for individual customer needs. For consistent performance improvement, essential oils turned out to be a key solution because they impact all four key gut function areas (listed below).

  • Honeysuckle White, Shady Brook Farms debut new campaign “thanking” farmers

    25 Jan 2016

    – Today, Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms turkey brands are launching a multi-channel marketing campaign encouraging consumers to “keep giving thanks,” to farmers who produce the turkey protein we eat. The multimillion dollar campaign includes a 30-second television ad featuring a Missouri turkey farmer on one of the 700 farms where birds are raised for both brands. The campaign will run January 25 to April 4 in key markets.

  • Cargill inaugurates USD100m wet corn milling plant in Karnataka

    21 Jan 2016

    Cargill today inaugurated a-state-of-the-art wet corn milling plant in Davangere, Karnataka, India. The plant was inaugurated by the Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri Siddaramaiah in the presence of David MacLennan, Cargill’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siraj Chaudhry, Cargill India’s Chairman, and a gathering of over 500 guests including customers, employees, local administration, and heads of gram panchayat as well as members of local community.

  • Cargill intends to close its London shipping office

    21 Jan 2016

    Cargill has announced its intention to close the London office of its ocean transportation arm, as the company consolidates its freight activities onto Geneva.

  • Cargill celebrates new boxed beef distribution center at Kansas facility

    20 Jan 2016

    Governor Sam Brownback, as well as community, state and federal officials, joined Cargill’s beef business leaders as they celebrated the opening of a nearly $50 million distribution center at Cargill’s Dodge City beef processing facility earlier today. Around them, more than 9,000 feet of conveyor belts weave throughout the building, connecting to a row of towering shelves that stretch the entire height of the building. The shelving holds approximately 133,000, 60-pound, boxes of beef—the equivalent of 17,000 head of cattle. Crane-like devices can be seen in the background, moving boxes in and out of the shelves. Each day, the system stores an average of 40,000 boxes, while simultaneously shipping another 40,000 to Cargill’s customers worldwide.

  • Cargill opens new animal nutrition technology application center in Izmir, Turkey

    14 Jan 2016

    Increasing farm efficiency while ensuring robust animal health and welfare is a common goal for animal producers worldwide. However, different challenges arise in different regions when trying to achieve that objective. That’s why Cargill has established a new Technology Application Center (TAC) in Yakapınar, Izmir, Turkey to help dairy and poultry customers in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa leverage and apply the best possible feed technologies to grow their businesses. The new TAC further strengthens Cargill’s presence in the region following a 2015 deal in which Cargill acquired a majority stake in Ekol Gida*, a leading company operating in premix and feed additives markets in Turkey.

  • Cargill beef updates its policy for terminated employees

    08 Jan 2016

    Cargill’s Wichita-based North American beef business has updated its policy related to the time interval between the date when an employee is terminated and the date when that person may become eligible to reapply for a position with the company. The policy was changed to allow all former employees terminated for attendance violation or job abandonment to be considered for potential rehiring 30 days after their termination date. This is a change from what previously had been a 180-day period. An attendance policy violation occurs when an employee misses three consecutive days without calling in or showing up for work.

  • thr-thumb-70x70-cargill-logo Cargill reports second-quarter fiscal 2016 earnings

    06 Jan 2016

    Cargill today reported financial results for the fiscal 2016 second quarter and first half ended Nov. 30, 2015.

  • Leadership change for Cargill’s Swiss business entity

    06 Jan 2016

    Gert-Jan (G.J.) van den Akker will assume the presidency of Cargill’s Swiss legal entity, Cargill International SA, Switzerland (CISA) on 1 February 2016.

  • Cargill offers label-friendly alternatives for monoglycerides and DATEM in bread

    06 Jan 2016

    Following the FDA’s 2015 ruling on partially hydrogenated oils (PHO), Cargill Texturizing Solutions is offering bread manufacturers a successful replacement for monoglycerides and DATEM, which are sometimes made from PHO.