Netherland-based cattle feed plant coming up at a cost of Rs 138 crore in Rajpura


Netherland-based cattle feed plant coming up at a cost of Rs 138 crore in Rajpura. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Sunday said that due to strenuous efforts of the state government global Business tycoons are making a beeline to invest in the state.
Addressing the gathering after laying the foundation stone of a Netherland-based cattle feed plant, the Chief Minister said that Farmers in Punjab and Haryana cultivating traditional crops are looking for ways to diversify their crops or shift to horticulture, dairy, poultry, fishery, piggery, and others for better earnings. He said that De Heus, a top 10 global animal feed company from The Netherlands, Northwestern Europe, has set up this plant and brings hope to such farmers by setting up a Rs 138 crore state-of-the-art plant in Rajpura, Punjab to produce quality animal feed. Bhagwant Singh Mann envisioned that it would bring best farm practices to help them increase their earnings. The Chief Minister said that this is the first major investment by a Dutch company in Punjab. He said that the Netherlands is known to be the second-largest exporter of agricultural products in the world.
Bhagwant Singh Mann said that this plant will produce a full livestock product portfolio of compound feed, concentrates, base mix, and dairy mineral mixes.
The Chief Minister said that in the first phase, to be realized in the first quarter of 2025, the plant will produce 180-kilo metric tons (kMT) of animal feed, with the potential to increase it to 240 kMT. He said that the factory will have two dedicated lines for the