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Global firm ADM expands, opens feed mill in Cotabato

Ehda M. Dagooc - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines —  American animal nutrition provider ADM announced its expansion ventures in Southern Philippines, with acquisition of a feed mill in Polomolok, South Cotabato—South Sunrays Milling Corporation.

The South Cotabato mill, along with existing ADM feed production facilities in Cebu and Bulacan, support customer growth in the region with a wide range of leading-edge pet food, complete feed, aquaculture and premix solutions, said Gerald Wilflingseder, president, Animal Nutrition, Asia Pacific, at ADM.

According to Wilflingseder, this investment will support economic development through the creation of more than 100 new jobs in the region.

Also, Wilflingseder added that the company’s recent move is a step forward in providing a wide range of products to meet Asia’s demand for innovative and high-quality products in the animal nutrition market.

“Around the globe, ADM is expanding its ability to meet growing customer demand for high-quality, responsibly-produced animal nutrition products, and we look forward to bringing our expertise and production capabilities closer to even more customers in the Philippines,” he noted adding that addition increases its regional production capacity, enabling them to enhance wide range of leading-edge solutions to better support its customers’ dynamic needs in a timely manner, while providing further opportunities to offer new product solutions in the Philippines and across the region.

“We are excited to combine our global expertise with deep local insights to unlock greater value for our customers in the Philippines and across the region,” said Lorenzo Mapua, managing director, Animal Nutrition, Philippines, at ADM.

“This acquisition will allow us to offer a wide range of high-quality feed products for swine, poultry and aqua for both backyard and commercial farm segments with our recognized brands such as Ultrapak, Evialis and Ocialis,” Mapua explained.

On April 11, 2017, South Sunrays Milling Corporation (SSMC) ventured into the feeds manufacturing business and started the feeds tolling business in South Cotabato Province, Philippines. Its first client is the leading hog and poultry raiser in Mindanao, BIOTECH FARMS INC, where requirements reached 5,000 metric tons of feeds monthly. After three years, SSMC expanded

 its second feed mill to produce quality feeds for Aqua, Pet foods and extruded raw materials like full-fat soya & other raw materials. One of their milestones includes venturing into Aqua (shrimp) farming in Sarangani Province, Philippines under a new corporation, South Sunrays Aqua Ventures Corporation.

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