Cargill enhances animal nutrition business in Western Canada
WINNIPEG – With a focus on providing better nutrition for better lives, Cargill’s animal nutrition business is centering its efforts on two animal feed projects aimed at enhancing efficiency and service for its growing customer base in Western Canada.
“The changes to our feed and nutrition operations align with our strategic objective to grow and sustain a business focused on helping customers thrive”, said Jennifer Henderson, managing director of Cargill Animal Nutrition’s compound feed business Western Canada. “We are confident these actions will enhance our ability to focus on solutions for our customers.”
As part of the strategy, Cargill has decided to sell Cargill’s St. Boniface, Manitoba Feed Mill to long-standing customer, Standard Nutrition, and close its’ Brandon, Manitoba Feed Mill.
Standard Nutrition will manufacture feed for Cargill in the Winnipeg area, retaining Cargill’s management and production team to ensure continuity of service to Standard Nutrition and Cargill customers of the St. Boniface facility.
In the Brandon area, Cargill has entered into agreements with high performing regional manufacturers that meet Cargill’s quality and feed safety standards. Cargill sales and customer service teams will continue to serve customers in Manitoba.
“At Cargill, we realize that it’s our high performing teams who help Canadian producers thrive. We have worked to provide our Brandon and St. Boniface teams with opportunities within Cargill’s business units or with Standard Nutrition. Together, we will continue working to ensure our customers continue to receive the high-level of service they have come to expect from Cargill.”
Recent investments by Cargill in Western Canada include a $2.4 million contribution to the University of Saskatchewan’s Feed Research facility in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
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