Cargill was presented with the best pig feed award for 2014 from Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's (MARD) livestock department. The award, presented at the Vietnam Livestock Industry Awards 2014, honors individuals and organizations for initiatives and their great contribution to the development of Vietnam's livestock industry.
"We are honored to be receiving this respected industry award for our work with the Vietnam swine industry. Over our 19 years in Vietnam, we have worked closely with our customers to understand their needs. This award is a testament to the great work our people do, our global expertise and our relentless focus to provide our customers with high quality animal nutrition solutions," said Jorge Becerra, managing director, Cargill Animal Nutrition Vietnam. "This award also reinforces our commitment to continue to provide great feed products and supporting field technical services to generate positive returns for our customers."
Cargill is amongst 14 enterprises acknowledged for excellent achievements in the management and development of livestock, poultry, egg production, feed production, and sales of livestock products in Vietnam.
The award winning pig feed is grounded in science and research, and tailored to the unique needs of Vietnam feed manufacturers, retailers and livestock producers. Cargill has over 20 animal feed technology centers around the globe that are continually developing new formulations to help livestock farmers be more productive. These Cargill technology centers provide the platform for improved feed formulations to meet animal metabolism and welfare needs, while addressing market trends and business priorities for wholesome pork products.
The accolade for Cargill's efforts with its pig feed is timely. Cargill recently completed a US$20 million animal feed mill expansion in Vietnam's Binh Dinh province. This is one of Cargill's eight compound feed mills in Vietnam. The facility will enable Cargill to meet the growing demand for high-performing feed for its customers. With this expansion, Cargill has invested more than US$110 million in Vietnam's livestock and aquaculture industry since 1997.