American agribusiness Cargill held a ceremony on Thursday to mark the opening of its new animal nutrition premix plant in the Philippines, the firm announced in a press release.
“The Philippines and South East Asian countries are seeing increased demand for meat products, especially pork and chicken. This is great news for the growth potential of local livestock farms and feed millers,” Noel Kim, general manager of Cargill Provimi in the Philippines, said in a statement. “At our premix plant, Cargill can now manufacture the animal nutrition products these producers need to sustainably deliver high quality, safe, affordable meat to consumers.”
Located in the First Bulacan Industrial Park in Malolos, Bulacan, the opening of new premix plant comes on the heels of Cargill’s recent ribbon-cutting on a new poultry processing plant in the country. 50 workers will be employed at the Malolos site, producing Provimi brand animal nutrition products.
“This plant is one of Cargill’s, and U.S. agriculture’s many investments in Philippine agriculture, and it heralds a strong partnership and a bright future for all going forward,” Ralph Bean, an Agricultural Counsellor at the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), said in Cargill’s release. “The plant will provide products that will enable Philippine farmers to ensure greater productivity, reliability, and quality in the end products that go onto Philippine dinner tables.”