Cargill Opens New $65M Shrimp Feed Production Facility

October 12, 2018

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Cargill Opens New $65M Shrimp Feed Production Facility
Cargill opened a new shrimp feed production plant in South America. Image courtesy of Pixabay

American agribusiness Cargill recently held an inauguration ceremony at its new production plant for shrimp feed in Guayaquil, Ecuador, expanding its footprint in the South American aquaculture market, a company press release announced Thursday.

Featuring a capacity of 165,000 tn/yr of feed, Cargill said the new facility will manufacture about 20% of the 800,000 tn of shrimp feed used each year in Ecuador, one of the world’s largest shrimp producing countries. 

“The plant we are opening today offers the most leading-edge technology currently available for the production of shrimp feed,” Angel Gomez, General Director Cargill Aqua Nutrition for Latin America North, said in a statement. “This helps Cargill deliver on its promise of guaranteeing the best production and service to our customers.”

Two lines of shrimp feed will be produced at the Guayaquil site that will be sold under the Purina and Aquaxcel brands.

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