Animal feed mills have been set up around the areas where the livestock are kept in abundance. Feed incurs a major amont of cost (about 70%) in livestock and dairy farming. The processing and manufacturing of feed along with its effiient utilisation by the cattles contribute to the exceeding cost. They are also involved in the production and marketing of palate crumbs for poultry. These feed mills are suitable for poultry and livestock feed production and are utilized to produce mesh feed for all types of animals and birds. Initiatives as such provide scope to be self-reliant in respect of animal and poultry feed.
In order to raise disease-free livestock and provide a balance of nutrients to meet the ever-changing health needs of cattles, piglets, gilts, boars and poultry, ALPCo has adopted latest nutrition and feeding strategies and conducted various scientific research and analysis to benefit the producers. Proper ingredients during various stages of lactation is used to raise healthy dairy cows, calves and bulls to increase self sufficiency in milk production and marketing.
Manufacturing of animal feed takes raw agricultural ingredients such as corn, wheat, sorghum, forage, vitamins, additives and minerals and these are formulated into a nutritious feed tailored for production of animal specific dietary needs. Feed additives are added to livestock feed for farm animals that require extra nutrients such as vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids and minerals to grow at a healthy rate.The corporation conducts animal feed safety research to ensure a safe and secure farm-to-fork food chain.