The Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda has hailed the Jamaica Broilers Group for its US$2-million investment in a new pellet mill, which will significantly boost the company\'s feed production capacity.
The facility, located at the Best Dressed Feed Mill in Freetown, St Catherine, is the third operated by Jamaica Broilers to manufacture Hi-Pro branded products.
It will move the output of feeds from over 270,000 tonnes per year, to 350,000 tonnes per year, making it one of the largest mills in the region.
The new mill will also better enable Hi-Pro to meet the growing consumer demand, providing prompt response to clients\' orders while reducing waiting time.
Samuda, in his address at the official commissioning ceremony last Thursday, said the mill reflects the company\'s commitment to the development of agriculture and the livestock industry in particular.
“You have the full support and backing of the ministry,” he said.
He encouraged the company to continue its drive to boost efficiency and productivity in order to remain competitive. He noted that Jamaica Broilers has always been on the cutting edge of technology and training, insisting on manufacturing a quality product.
Source: The Jamaica Gleaner // Original Article