The Campo Grande (MS) plant will be one of the most modern in the world producing powdered plasma and blood
São Paulo, February 16, 2018 – In line with its strategy to seek out sustainable and innovative solutions that create value for the Company, JBS has invested around R$ 40 million over the past two years creating a new business that will produce high added-value ingredients for animal nutrition. The new business, called JBS Feed Solutions, will operate under the JBS New Business umbrella and will use high technology and innovative processes to transform byproducts from the animal protein production chain into powdered plasma and blood.
The unit, based in Campo Grande (MS), occupies 4 thousand m2 and will be one of the most modern in the world, producing ingredients for the Company’s pork and poultry feed production plants, fulfilling all their demand. The plant will be able to produce around 550 tons of powdered blood and 200 tons of powdered plasma a month. These products make up between 2% and 6% of animal feed.
“Campo Grande was chosen because Mato Grosso do Sul plays a significant role in national cattle production and subsequently as a producer of byproducts”, said Nelson Dalcanale, President of JBS New Business. 38% of cattle slaughtered represents byproducts – included powdered plasma and blood. “JBS Feed Solutions will be focusing on meeting group companies’ requirements here in Brazil”, added the executive.
JBS New Business is responsible for operations that are directly and indirectly linked to the company’s core business. This business unit transforms byproducts from beef, pork and chicken processing into high added-value products, generating value for JBS and developing more sustainable production methods for the entire group.
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 235 thousand employees in over 20 countries. The Company owns a portfolio of brands that are acknowledged for their excellence and innovation, including Doriana, Friboi, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Pride, Primo, Seara, Swift, Gold’n Plump and others, serving over 350,000 customers of more than 150 nationalities worldwide. The company’s focus on innovation also reflects its management approach to related businesses in areas such as leather, biodiesel, collagen, personal hygiene and cleaning products, natural wrappings, solid waste management solutions, metal packaging and transportation. JBS has adopted best sustainability practices throughout its value chain and constantly monitors its suppliers using satellite imagery, georeferenced maps of supplier farms and monitors official data from government agencies; the company also focuses on the highest possible food safety and quality standards. The success of JBS’s operations is closely tied to our Animal Welfare practices, which are rigorously applied and have received an increasing share of investments to further improve thE Company’s efforts in this area, in line with best practices.
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