“The new Granger retail feed facility expands our existing retail feed footprint, enabling us to better service our retail customers and their farm and ranch customers in the Pacific Northwestern region,” said Mariano Berdegue, regional MD for Cargill Animal Nutrition – North America. “As we seek to serve the needs of consumers where and when they shop, we are growing with retailers who are meeting those needs both in-store and online.”
The new Granger retail feed operation will be a stand-alone facility that will sit on the same site as Cargill’s bulk dairy feed mill. The facility will house pellet mills, packaging lines, a spacious warehouse, and office space.
The US agribusiness giant broke ground on the new facility earlier this month, with it anticipating that the plant will be operational by fall 2024.
Initially, the site will be capable of producing more than 125,000 tons of feed annually, which will be packaged and sold under Cargill’s Nutrena brand as well as third party brands.
Demand for the company’s Nutrena, ProElite, Record Rack, Black Gold, and Sunglo products is robust, noted Berdegue.
The new facility is set to bring 15-20 new jobs to the local community, offer a new opportunity for local farmers to sell their crops, and will eliminate more than approximately two million truck miles and 5,000 tons of CO2 annually, claims the feed producer.