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on May 3, 2017

Cargill opens 10th aquafeed line in Vietnam

New feed line in Ha Nam will produce feed for tilapia, other species

Cargill in Vietnam has opened its 10th aquafeed line at its feed mill in Ha Nam.

This new line strengthens the company’s long-term commitment to contribute to the development of the local agricultural economy. It is Cargill’s second aquaculture feed line in the north of Vietnam. With a production capacity of 3,000 metric tons per month, this modern line focuses on high-quality extruded feed for tilapia and other local species to serve the local demand for floating fish feeds.

Thanks to its strategic location in Ha Nam province, the new aquaculture feed line will improve access to customers in the major agricultural areas of Ha Nam, Hanoi, Thai Binh and the broader north-central Vietnam region, where farmers are rapidly switching from extensive to intensive farming practices. It will help reduce delivery time to customers and enable fish farmers to grow healthy seafood, increase their output, and lower their production costs per kilogram while reducing their impact on the environment. 

“Vietnam is a critical aquaculture market for Cargill, and we are excited to be expanding our aquaculture feed capability to our sixth plant location to continue our growth in Vietnam and in Asia South,” said Chad Gauger, managing director, Cargill Aquaculture Nutrition Asia South. “Cargill’s global innovation and expertise combined with our strong plant operations in Vietnam and commercial teams will bring exciting new technologies to the Vietnamese farmers to help them thrive.”

Cargill’s first aquafeed facility in Vietnam was inaugurated in Bien Hoa in 1998. Upon the acquisition of EWOS in 2015, its manufacturing facilities in Vietnam were integrated into Cargill’s plant network in the country.

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