In September 2017, we inaugurated Nigeria’s largest poultry feed mill and day-old-chick facilities in Kaduna State. Concurrently, we also started production at our integrated poultry and fish feed mill in Kwara State.
Through our facilities, we are stimulating the Nigerian poultry and fish farming sector by providing local farmers and distributors with high-quality feed and chicks at competitive prices, offering training for farmers on best poultry practices and creating thousands of direct and indirect rural employment opportunities.
In turn this will help meet consumer demand for more chicken and fish at affordable prices. It will also result in a reduction in the foreign exchange currency spent by Nigeria on illegal low quality frozen imports, which is estimated at US$150.0 million to US$200.0 million per year.
The Animal Feeds and Protein business builds on our existing strengths in sourcing maize and soy for the mills, we utilise by-product from our wheat-milling business, and achieve synergies from cross-sharing with our other operations in Nigeria.