Pussalla Meat Producers, a leading poultry producer in Sri Lanka has signed an agreement with Danish company, Andritz Feed and Biofuel A/S for the construction of a fully automated poultry feed milling facility.
The total investment of the project is Rs. 900 million (USD$6.4 million) and constructed at Udamapitigama, Dompe in the Gampaha district.
“The (feed) mill capacity is 20 tonnes per hour and capable of producing 12,000 metric tonnes of feed per month,” said Managing Director of Pussalla Meat Producers, Philip J. Wewita.
The feed mill will have its own grain silos for required grain storage with plans to use 100% totally produced maize for its production.
With the completion of the feed mill, Pussalla will become the only complete vertically integrated poultry producer in Sri Lanka having grandparent farm, parent farms, commercial broiler farms, processing plant, further processing plant, islandwide distributor network and a meat-shop chain.
Pussalla Meat Producer is a company which has already achieved ISO 9001:2008, ISO 22000:2005, ISO 14001:2004, ISO 50001:2011. The company possesses the biggest grandparent farm in the country, exporting 50% of its parent stock production to other South Asian countries. Pussalla produces 25% of the country’s day old broiler chick requirement.
With the completion of the planned feed mill, direct employment of the company will reach a total of 1500 employees as the company to begin commercial production of poultry feed in the next two months.
This is the first feed mill in the country built according to the international standards by a Sri Lankan entrepreneur.