The new animal nutrition facility is strategically situated near northern Vietnam’s major farming region
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has opened a new animal nutrition facility in Vietnam to meet the requirements of customers for livestock feed in the region.
Situated in Hoa Mac of Ha Nam province, the new livestock feed plant is the company’s fifth dedicated plant for animal nutrition in the country.
ADM animal nutrition operations vice president Matthieu Garnier said: “We are very proud of our new facility in Hoa Mac, which will allow us to better serve our customers as we continue to improve our operations.”
The new animal nutrition facility will produce feed for swine, poultry and rabbits
Developed on 4.6 hectares of land, ADM’s new facility will primarily produce feed for swine, as well as for poultry and rabbits.
The new location includes a production area, three warehouses for storing raw materials and finished goods. The facility also includes a loadout bay with extensive space for customer trucks.
ADM’s facility features advanced technology, including the modern pneumatic transfer of raw materials to avoid cross-contamination and handling of bags.
With full automatic control capabilities, the facility also includes a biomass boiler to provide a renewable energy source and an automated micro-dosing system to maintain accurate nutrient content in products.
In addition, the facility features an automatic bagging line and palletising robot to maintain the quality and traceability standards.
ADM has significantly expanded its animal nutrition capabilities over the past five years. The company acquired Neovia that provides value-added products and solutions for both production and companion animals across the world.
ADM has also developed and renovated three specialty animal nutrition plants in China and four in the US, as well as expanded pet food ingredient manufacturing capabilities in North America.
The company also acquired pet treat manufacturer Crosswind Industries, and Protexin that offers probiotic supplements for different markets such as aquaculture, equine, livestock and companion animals.
ADM animal nutrition president Pierre Duprat said: “The livestock market in Asia is growing rapidly, particularly in Vietnam, where the export of livestock and aquaculture products provides plenty of opportunities.”