Cargill has today revealed it's plans to construct a new feed plant in Bovina, Texas. The new feed mill will be built next to its existing Cargill Cattle Feeders (CCF) site, and it will produce various feed products including its Sweet Bran and RAMP specialty feeds.
"We are very excited about the possibilities for serving the growing livestock market from this location in Bovina," said Mike Lewis, vice president for Cargill Corn Milling's Feed Group. "This is a very progressive, growth-oriented community. And it's in the heart of one of the biggest cattle feeding regions in the world."
Cargill's Sweet Bran feed is a highly palatable corn milled feed aimed at feedlot and dairy cattle said to aid in increasing the production of meat or milk at a lower cost. RAMP is a complete starter feed product specially made for commercial cattle feeding operations, is said to make starting cattle easier and to result in improved performance.
Mayor of Bovina, Frank Gonzalez, commented "We are extremely pleased that Cargill has chosen Bovina for this investment. Our community leaders recognize the value of having Cargill as a partner in our community and in our economy. They have one existing facility here now, and have proven themselves to be good neighbors and good corporate citizens. We very much look forward to continuing the relationship."
The new feed plant is anticipated to produce 37 full time jobs in total. Construction on the feed mill is expected to commence in August this year and the project is expected to be completed in late summer next year.