Cargill, Wichita, Kan., announced plans to install a system in its Guelph, Ontario, Canada-based beef processing plant to convert beef byproducts into a feed ingredient.

The leading-edge technological upgrades will allow Cargill to produce high-value, protein-rich animal feed on-site. Local production of this feed will enable Cargill to reduce its outsourcing and decrease environmental waste.

“This new installation is an example of Cargill’s commitment to nourish people, animals and the planet in a sustainable way. We are reducing our environmental footprint as a result of fewer emissions from transportation, retaining jobs in Guelph and improving efficiencies in Ontario’s beef supply chain. We greatly appreciate the commitment the province has shown in this investment partnership,” says Matt Gibney, general manager, Cargill Protein’s Guelph beef processing facility.

The $3.5 million project will enhance the plant’s value-added protein process, which converts raw byproduct into a protein-rich animal feed ingredient. Cargill’s new process will ensure that a high level of nutrients, including proteins found in raw byproducts, will help create protein-rich, nutritious feed for livestock, poultry and other animals to supplement their diets.