Cargill Opens New Animal Feed Facility in Efremov, Russia

By Cargill, PRNE
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

EFREMOV, Russia, June 16, 2011 -

Cargill has opened a new animal feed facility in Efremov,
Russia. The facility has the capacity to produce 50,000 tonnes of
swine and poultry feed products and will operate under the LNB®
brand in Russia. The new operation forms part of Cargill’s
industrial complex in Efremov, some 330 km south of Moscow.

The new facility will be able to produce a wide range of LNB®
products for the swine and poultry feed market, focusing on the
production of prestarter and starter feed for chicken and baby
pigs, and protein-vitamin-mineral concentrates.

It forms part of Cargill’s unique cluster of operations at
Efremov, which include corn and wheat sweeteners plants; a
vegetable oil refinery and bottling facility; a malt plant and an
animal feed mill.  A previously announced poultry processing
plant is also in construction at present.

The opening ceremony was attended by Vyacheslav Dudka, the
Governor of Tula region; Natalia Orlova, Head of Cargill in Russia
and Luis Masroua,  General Manager of Cargill’s animal
nutrition business in the country.

Speaking at the event, Natalia Orlova said: “I am delighted that
we are able to celebrate the opening of this animal feed facility,
an extension to our animal feed mill which was built in 2009.
 Since we acquired the Efremov site in 1994, we have continued
to expand and upgrade operations. The overall investment in Efremov
industrial site is about $400 million to date. This addition
reinforces our commitment to both the economy of the Tula region
and to primary processing in Russia.”

“In recent years, we have seen a significant increase in meat
consumption and meat production in Eastern Europe,” noted Luis
Masroua. “This investment will enable us to leverage our global
expertise, technology and knowledge to support the growth of the
local feed industry in Russia. Our main goal is to help Russian
farmers use high quality feed to get the best results.”


Notes for Editors

About Cargill

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food,
agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.
Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 131,000 people
in 66 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through
collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its
global knowledge and experience to help meet economic,
environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For
more information, visit href=""> 

Cargill in Russia

Cargill began its activities in Russia in 1991 with the opening
of a representative office in Moscow, although a prior trading
relationship with Russian-based organizations dates back some 30
years.  Today, aside from the company’s significant grain and
oilseeds activity, a large number of other Cargill businesses
operate in Russia, in locations including Voronezh, Efremov,
Krasnodar and Rostov. The company employs over 1,500 people and is
one of the most significant foreign investors in Russia with over
US$700 million invested in the local agriculture and food
industries.  Main activities in Russia include grain
processing and trade; production, processing and packing of oils;
starches, sweeteners and other ingredients production; an animal
feed mill and consultations to specialists in the meat,
confectionary and other food businesses. For more information,
visit href="">

Cargill in Efremov

Cargill made its first investment in Efremov in 1994, when it
acquired a starches and sweeteners plant.  Since that time,
the company has invested more than US$50 million in upgrading the
facility, which has become a significant supplier of corn syrup and
starch in Russia.  Cargill has built a malt plant and an
additional sweeteners plant at the same location, investments
totalling more than US$400 million.  In 2007, a vegetable oil
refinery and bottling plant were added to the Efremov complex.
 These facilities produce a range of liquid vegetable oils and
fats for the Russian market and supplies Russian own- label and
foodservice customers.  An animal feed mill was added to the
complex in 2009. In 2010 Cargill started the construction of
poultry processing facility. Cargill currently employs more than
800 people in Efremov.  

Cargill Animal Nutrition

Cargill has a long history in the animal nutrition business,
dating back to feed sales in 1884. Following the company’s
acquisition of Agribrands in 2001 - the largest feed acquisition in
its history - Cargill now has animal feed operations in 25
countries worldwide. In November 2006, Cargill began construction
of its first feed mill for pelleted cattle feed in Russia, at its
existing site in Efremov. Production started in 2009 with the
expected capacity of 250,000 metric tons of pelleted feed per year.
To further develop the animal nutrition business worldwide, in 2007
Cargill acquired the LNB company in Netherlands - developer and
producer of a wide range of feeding solutions for all kinds of
animals. In 2009, Cargill continued to develop its animal nutrition
business in Russia and began construction of the next plant in
Efremov site.


Wendy Garbutt: +44-1932-861174


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