ABN has announced plans to develop a ‘super mill’ capable of producing a million tonnes of pig and poultry feed every year.
The feed compounder said it was exploring potential sites for the new development, but it expected to build in the East of England.
ABN currently has 11 mills across the UK and is part of Associated British Foods, a £13.9bn international giant that has interests in farming, ingredients and retail.
Managing director of AB Agri’s compound feed division, Simon Heath, said the firm expected pig and poultry production to expand in the coming years.
“With an industry operating at near capacity, we are exploring all options to improve and expand our manufacturing capabilities to meet this demand, support our customers’ long-term ambitions for growth, and strengthen our own business too,” he explained.
“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.
“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.”