Cargill plans to spend $2.7 million to expand and upgrade an Ontario, Canada processing facility that handles 1,500 head of cattle per day. The Ontario government will supplement part of the cost of the expansion project by contributing nearly $500,000, a move Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said will help the province remain competitive, according to online publication Meatingplace. The Cargill project is also expected to help maintain 1,600 local jobs at the plant west of Toronto. Cargill is expected to install value-added protein process technology at the facility that will allow for the manufacture of protein-rich animal feeds, while also reducing the plant’s impact on the local environment.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.