India's largest poultry company, Suguna Poultry, has
opened India's largest feed mill in Ekrajapura Village, Sulibele Hobli, Hoskote
in Bangalore Rural district.
Minister for Labour, Bache Gowda, inaugurated the state-of-the-art feed
mill at Hoskote, which was established with an investment of Rs.55 crore (€8.35
This modern feed mill will benefit about 2,000 farmers in Karnataka while
providing direct employment to over 800 people and indirect employment to about
The feed mill, which will source about 1,500 t of raw materials per day
from maize-cultivating farmers in and around Karnataka, will produce mash,
pellets and crumbles.
Large storage capacity
This highly automated mill will produce 1,500 t of feed per day to supply
to all broiler contract farms and parent stock farms in the regions of Karnataka
This completely automated feed mill has an in-built facility to store
12,000 t of maize, 4,000 t of soy in steel silos, around 5,000 t of finished
product and 3,000 t of other ingredients.
The feed mill is powered by a 2.5 MW eco-friendly Bio-Fuel plant preventing
generation of green house gases and earning precious carbon credits.
Improve standard of living
B. Soundararajan, Managing Director, Suguna Poultry Farm Ltd., said, "This
state-of-the-art feed mill will not only provide employment opportunities to the
region but also enable the farmers cultivating maize to sell at better prices to
Suguna, thereby improving the standard of living of the people."
"Suguna Poultry Farm Limited is a fully integrated poultry enterprise
committed to the food service industry. This integration affords us total
quality process control throughout the production process from hatching of eggs
to the retail broiler market. Our mission is to provide the highest quality
product with an unequalled commitment to service."
"Hoskote was the perfect choice for putting up this plant due to
availability of maize and soy at economical rates, water availability throughout
the year and availability of abundant skilled labour", he added.