Agribrands Purina Canada, a Cargill Inc. company, opened a new state-of-the-art horse feed production plant in Strathroy, Ontario, on Oct. 23. The technological facility was designed to produce Purina equine feed and supplements, as well as cat and dog food under the Loyall brand. Cargill invested more than $11 million into the plant’s construction and equipment to ensure the company remains the leader in quality and safety of equine nutrition products.
At the plant’s grand opening, close to 300 guests from Quebec and Ontario gathered on-site to participate in the activities organized by the Agribrands Purina Canada team. In addition to Purina distributors and associate dealers, guests included many partners and professionals from the equine industry, as well as numerous long-time customers who are true horse lovers.
A guided tour of the different stations provided a better understanding of the steps involved in making the animal feed. Dr. Bruno Marty, director of nutrition at Agribrands Purina Canada, ended the tour with a presentation that connected the different technologies used at the plant and their positive impact on equine health and well-being.
In the course of the day, Canadian show jumping legend Ian Millar expressed his appreciation for the Agribrands Purina Canada team of experts, as well as for the Purina feeds and supplements which he serves to his own horses daily.
Charles Lapointe, president and managing director of Agribrands Purina Canada, said, “This major investment marks an important step for our company, as it leaves us better prepared to meet the ever-increasing demands of our clients in terms of the quality and safety of the feeds they choose for their horses. The grand opening of our specialized plant is a crucial step towards establishing ourselves as the leader in equine feed quality and safety. This ties in perfectly with our constant efforts to offer our customers unique Purina feeds that are of the highest possible quality.”
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