The executive governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El’Rufai will inaugurate the $150 million Olams integrated feed mill and farms located in the outskirts of the capital of Kaduna State.
The Business Head, Animal Protein Section, Olam Feeds Dr. Vinod Kumar Mishra said the company had promised last year at the groundbreaking event to deliver the factory within a year and has now done so in just 8 months.
The groundbreaking event of the huge project took place in April 2016. The feed factory will have an annual production of 360,000 Metric while the hatchery will produce 1.6 million chicks every week with 15 poultry farms housing 50,000 birds each.
Raw materials will be outsourced from local farmers to aid production of feeds and the multiplier of the project is the creation of jobs for over 5,000 people, easy access to day old chicks for poultry farmers and ready market for cash crop farmers in the State.
The project is the largest of it’s kind in Sub Saharan Africa. The inauguration of Olam farms and feed mill comes up on 12th September, 2017.