Cargill opens new nutrition tech centre in China

cow-cargill-pixabayAt the Hebei centre, 120 lactating dairy cows and 280 sows will be monitored on various accounts. (Image source: Pixabay) Cargill has opened a new animal nutrition technology application centre (TAC) in Hebei, China for US$6.1mn

The new centre will help Chinese customers leverage and apply the best available feed technology, stated Cargill. To achieve this, 120 lactating dairy cows and 280 sows will be maintained at the Hebei centre, where the focus would be on technology applications to improve their performance, lower their diet costs, reduce nitrogen and phosphorus excretion, and enhance animal health in general.

Scott Ainslie, global strategic marketing and technology director for Cargill’s animal nutrition business said, "The Cargill Animal Nutrition R&D and applications teams work every day to bring our customers the best solutions for making their businesses as successful as possible. Our TACs are designed to evaluate and test the application of Cargill technology under local conditions. This TAC allows us to more quickly deliver new products and services that are customised to meet the specific requirements of our customers in China.”

Through the new TAC, customers in China can tap into the best possible global feed solutions, added Jason Shelton, global technology application director in Cargill.

Recently, the Hebei team tapped into Cargill’s proprietary global nutrient formulating platform, Cargill Nutrition System (CNS), to discover a proven solution for formulating low protein diets for pigs that improve animal performance and yet reduce nitrogen and phosphorus excretion during production. The solution has had success in Europe and the United States and will be tested and optimised for Chinese customers at the Hebei TAC.

Cargill is constantly coordinating with its two R&D Innovation Centers, and 11 other TACs to execute feed nutrition solutions based on local requirements and customer goals.

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