De Heus opens its first feed mill in Ivory Coast
The company started the construction of this modern feed mill in 2021 that will manufacture feeds for fish, poultry and cattle for farmers in Ivory Coast and surrounding export destinations.
De Heus Animal Nutrition opened a new greenfield animal feed factory situated in the new industrial zone of PK 24 in Attinguié with an initial capacity of 120,000 MT. The factory produces complete feeds and concentrates to ensure farmers in Ivory Coast and surrounding export destinations have access to a full product portfolio tailored to their specific conditions and goals.
Koen de Heus, CEO of De Heus Animal Nutrition, expressed his gratitude to the local government for their support to make this factory a reality. “In Africa, typically, we establish an export market through our Koudijs division, which delivers high-quality concentrates and pragmatic farming advice. Once we had enough insights and knowledge about the market, we investigated if subsequent investment in a local, high quality modern factory can bring further growth and progress.”
Mark Hop, general manager De Heus Ivory Coast, mentioned that De Heus’ goal in the coming years is to build a reliable and strong animal feed business, supporting the self-sufficiency of Ivory Coast to produce animal protein and be a valuable partner in Ivory Coast agricultural sector.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony was also the Minister of Animal and Fisheries Resources, Sidi Tiémoko Toure, who mentioned that De Heus’ plant reflects the vision of the Ivorian President to develop local production of animal proteins to increase food independence.
Dutch ambassador, Yvette Daoud, highlighted the contribution the Netherlands could make towards fast-growing animal husbandry sectors in general and towards the agricultural sector in Ivory Coast specifically.
De Heus started the construction of this modern feed mill in 2021 that will manufacture feeds for fish, poultry and cattle.