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Nutramix celebrates 1 million safe tonnes

Published:Friday | August 23, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Businessman Jassel Dunstan enjoys the company of his beautiful daughters, Morgan (left) and Daniah, inside his box at Sabina Park on Sunday, during Match 21 of the Caribbean Premier League T20 competition.-Gladstone Taylor / Photographer

Nutramix 'The-Big-Feed', one of the main brands produced by the CB Group and best known for quality livestock feeds for chicken, pigs, dairy and beef cattle, goats, sheep and horses, will be celebrating a major milestone as they approach their 1 millionth safe tonne produced at the Newport Mills feed mill along Marcus Garvey Drive.

In recent years, Newport Mills has undergone major expansion and upgrading to maintain the highest level of quality and safety for its Nutramix feed. Newport Mills is now recognised as the most modern feed mill in the Caribbean. This has allowed the brand to significantly increase its production and ability to serve the needs of customers not only in Jamaica, but throughout the Caribbean, to help grow agriculture in the region.

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"Nutramix has proudly been serving the needs of farmers with the best-quality animal feeds across the island for more than 25 years. To reach one million safe tonnes in the few years since we upgraded the feed mill speaks volumes to the support that we have received over the years from all our customers, and the dedication of our team and our trade partners," said Hans Muller, divisional manager of feeds, who has been with the company since day one. Muller initially came to Jamaica to build the feed mill and, shortly after joining the CB Group, he managed the operations.

"We thank everybody: independent small farmers, large commercial farmers, distribution partners (the farm stores), trainers and breeders, the amazing, hard-working, dedicated staff, suppliers, and everybody. We are extremely proud of this landmark achievement and remain committed to serving the needs of our customers with the safest and highest-quality animal feeds in the future, Muller said."

As part of the one million safe tonnes celebrations, Nutramix will be donating a total of $1m worth of Nutramix feed to four agricultural schools across the island. They are: Elim Agricultural, Knockalva Agricultural, Ebony Park Heart Academy, and the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE). Each school will receive the donation of Nutramix feed to assist with its existing agricultural programmes.

Matthew Lyn, chief operating officer, said, "The CB Group has always been committed to the growth and development of our agricultural industry in Jamaica, and as a part of our celebration, we hope this donation will be able to directly assist with their on-campus programmes and benefit both the school and the students."

In addition to this donation, Nutramix will be engaging in a series of activities over the next month to thank its staff, customers and supporters who have helped them to reach this landmark achievement.