British manuacturer of of pig and poultry feeds, ABN, has unveiled plans for a a new state-of-the-art animal feed mill in the East of England, as part of an on-going investment programme set to transform the UK agricultural industry and meet the demands of feeding a growing UK population.
With the UK projected to reach a population of 77 million by 2050, the investment aims to provide a sustainable solution for an industry currently close to capacity.
Simon Heath, managing director of AB Agri’s compound feed division, said the increasing population will increase demand for more protein products, from more productive animals, and consequently drive a greater demand for animal feed.
He said ABN are exploring all options to improve and expand its manufacturing capabilities to meet this demand, support our customers’ long-term ambitions for growth.
ABN is the largest animal feed compounder in the UK, currently operates eleven mills. The proposed new mill will have the capacity to produce 1 million tonnes of pig and poultry feed per year.
Mr Heath explained that whilst the complexities of building a pioneering new mill can only be considered as a long-term project, and at this stage timings cannot be confirmed.
He added: ” We are looking at the viability of a number of sites in the East of England region. We will share our new location as soon as we are able to do so but what I can announce is that we are intending to build the UK’s biggest and most efficient compound animal feed mill. Not only that, the mill will deliver improved animal feed quality, improved reliability, efficiency and sustainability plus greater traceability.”