To better meet the needs of customers in the growing Texas market, Cargill is investing $32 million in new construction to increase production capacity of its feed mill in Temple, Texas.

Once fully operational in 2019, Cargill will add approximately 30 jobs to the facility. The facility is designed to produce bulk turkey feed, and the investment will add additional capability for agricultural retail and beef customers. Construction will begin in March and is projected to be complete in early 2019.

Cargill has demonstrated its commitment to the U.S. animal feed industry through several recent investments, including the acquisition of Southern States Cooperative’s animal feed business in September 2017.

“The acquisition of Pro-Pet, Southern States Cooperative’s animal feed business and the investment in our Temple, Texas, facility demonstrates our continued commitment to growing our business to better serve our customers,” said Mark Lueking, U.S. managing director, Cargill Feed and Nutrition.