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Pelwatte Dairy Industries Invests in Animal Feed Plant in Buttala

17 January 2019

SRI LANKA - Pelwatte Dairy Industries Limited (PDIL), Sri Lanka’s 100 percent local dairy manufacturer has re-launched its own state-of-the-art animal feed plant in close proximity to its milk processing factory and farms in Buttala.

The plant which is operated under Indian technology has a current output capacity of 1,200 tonnes per month. Although it is predominantly cattle feed that is produced for the moment, plans are also underway to commence poultry feed production over the next few months.

Chairman PDIL, Ariyaseela Wickramanayake said that they have ungraded the machinery and increase capacity and the total investment for the project now stands at over Rs. 500 million.

"We first decided to start an animal feed plant to serve our own farms and neighbouring dairy farmers. However, the high quality of the cattle feed we were producing resulted in dairy farmers in the district itself requesting for our feed.

"The cattle feed plant now serves more than 750 farmers in the Moneragala district alone supplying more than 100,000kgs of feed per month," said Akmal Wickramanayake, the Managing Director of PDIL.

The animal feed plant produces a range of cattle feed products including calf starter feed to transition the calf from the milk–feeding period to the dry feeding period, general cattle feed for heifer and dry cows, and high-yield cattle feed for high yielding cows.

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Source: Lakehouse Daily News

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