As one of the world’s leading merchants of grains and oilseeds, Cargill connects producers and users of grains and oilseeds around the globe. We operate on an integrated global basis to source, store, trade, process and distribute grains and oilseeds including wheat, corn, oilseeds, barley and sorghum, as well as vegetable oils and meals. We have a broad global presence in grain origination, shipping and processing, offering a range of farmer services and risk management solutions, and have significant expertise in handling identity preserved and differentiated products.
In New Zealand, our agricultural supply chain activities include:
- Supplying mid-protein meal under our MidPro® brand
Helping our partners thrive
Cargill has a long track record of supplying mid-protein meals from our New Zealand storage sites, direct from our Australian crush facilities. We work hard to make our partners' businesses more successful - and this means making sure that our products have maximum relevance and provide real value to New Zealand farmers.
Our capabilities and resources
With a headquarters in Auckland and distribution facilities in Tauranga and Timaru, our business is dedicated to enabling New Zealand farmers access the proven benefits of mid-protein meal feeding, including improved milk production, milk quality and herd condition. In order to give our customers the reassurance that they are buying a Cargill product with full traceability, we market canola and cottonseed meals under the brand name MidPro®.
Our commitment to the domestic market compelled us to undertake local research conducted by an independent and well respected organisation on New Zealand pasture and using typical New Zealand diets. In 2011, we commissioned Dr Jean Margerison of Dairy Systems Research, Massey University to undertake a controlled research project. The findings strongly confirmed the benefits to milk quality and production of including MidPro® in typical New Zealand pasture based diets, with milk solids increasing by almost 9% and milk yield by up to 6.5%.