Cargill Inc. said it will build a chicken processing facility at its Efremov, Russia location. The $30 million facility expects to produce 18,000 tons more of processed chicken products for the Russian market and employ 75 people.

The company anticipates construction to start in fall 2010 with the facility operational by the end of 2011. The facility will supply chicken products, including Chicken McNuggets, for McDonald’s restaurants in Russia. The chicken meat will be sourced from a number of selected Russian producers.