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Cargill incorporates health into its animal nutrition and feed platform
By Jane Byrne
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Our most popular story last month was an exclusive interview with David Webster, the recently appointed president of the Cargill Animal Nutrition enterprise, on the agribusiness giant revamping its animal nutrition division, shuffling leadership and realigning its business units to maintain its double-digit growth.
To emphasize its increasing focus on health, he said Cargill has renamed the entire division Cargill Animal Nutrition and Health:
“This is an important move for us that not only [indicates] who we are today but where we are heading in the future. We have added the world ‘health’ to reflect the important work we have been doing in the specialty health ingredients area. Health is a key growth area for the whole of Cargill, not only in the animal space but in the human space also.”
“It is an important time for us to signal to the market that we are a different enterprise focused on expanded capabilities,” said Webster.
Its robust portfolio makes Cargill a global leader in feed and premix and in aqua nutrition but also in health ingredients, arising from its Diamond V acquisition, he said.
“Over the past couple of decades, via our people, our approach and our strategy, we have had phenomenal growth and success, both organically and through acquisitions. We want to continue that growth in the future, [and in order to do so], we are realigning our organization.”