USA – ADM Animal Nutrition has debuted a new high capacity premix facility in Effingham, Illinois, U.S to serve its wide pet food and animal nutrition category in the US.

The new plant provides customers with higher standards for quality and process controls plus industry-leading technology needed to meet and exceed their needs, said Chuck Loefer, vice-president of ADM Animal Nutrition.

“For our customers, this means faster service, more customization to meet every need, and higher capacity — in short, everything they can and should expect from ADM Animal Nutrition,” he added.

The Effingham facility features automation within receiving, batching, packaging, and loadout; high efficiency multiple batching system; metal detection; in-line screening, sizing, and sifting capabilities and a bar coding system.

Its investments in this sector include new premix plants and aquaculture capabilities in Asia, expansion of its pet food business with acquisition of Crosswind Industries and enhancement and upgrades of facilities in North America.

In 2018 first quarter, ADM announced it had moved its Animal Nutrition segment into the Nutrition business unit which posted a 25% increase in profit to US$96 million while Animal Nutrition alone performed grew significantly on strong trade sales and a good product mix with strong margins.

CrossRoadsToday reported that global Animal Nutrition Market accounted for US$13.8 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% to reach US$21.4 billion by 2022.

Global industries are expanding their animal nutrition capabilities with a diverse portfolio including poultry, ruminant, swine and pet food products for animal producers.

ADM Animal Nutrition has with time expanded into livestock, aquaculture and companion-animal categories in a fast-growing animal nutrition market globally dominated by Cargill, BASF, Royal DSM, Nutreco, DuPont, ADM, Alltech, Kemin Industries, Evonik Industries among others.

In 2016, Cargill invested in a new premix facility in the Philippines, indulging a series of expansions in animal feeds that is, US$8.5 million animal nutrition plant in Vietnam and a new crore feed plant in Bathinda, Punjab, on Sept. 28 2016.