Cargill breaks ground for specialty canola research and production centre in Aberdeen

    ABERDEEN, SK, July 15 /CNW/ - Cargill hosted a groundbreaking event
June 26 at the Aberdeen site of the company's future specialty canola research
and production centre, scheduled to open in November 2008.
    The Cargill Specialty Canola Oils Research and Production Centre will be
part of Cargill's research farm, located about 48 kilometers from Cargill's
canola crush facility in Clavet, Saskatchewan. The research farm supports
Cargill's specialized hybrid breeding and production trials, with a focus on
developing high-yielding agronomic traits and the next generation of output
traits. Planting at the research farm began last May.
    According to Jenny Verner, president, Cargill Specialty Canola Oils, the
research farm and production centre allow Cargill to centralize its hybrid
breeding program in the heart of the commercial production region.
    "Cargill's investment in this research farm and production centre
demonstrates our commitment to the Canadian canola industry and our valued
producers," said Verner. "Cargill is committed to serving the entire supply
chain, providing high-yielding Victory(TM) canola hybrids to farmers that
ultimately result in oils with zero trans fats and lower saturated fat for our
customers and the consumers they serve."
    Pictured at the groundbreaking event in the attached photo are, left to
right: Steve Stadelmaier, supervisor of facility operations; Craig Linde,
hybrid evaluation lead; Rick Wiebe, territory manager; Vuk Bozic, specialty
crop manager; Ken Kruger, canola producer; Chris Aud, crop production and
product line director; Xinmin Deng, breeding manager; Blaine Tomolak,
agronomist; Jenny Verner, president, Cargill Specialty Canola Oils.

    Cargill, which operates grain handling and crop input facilities across
Ontario and the Prairies, works in partnership with producers to develop
grain-marketing solutions. Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cargill
Limited employs over 10,000 people across Canada and has business interests in
meat, egg and oilseed processing, animal feed, salt, chocolate, natural gas,
crop inputs, as well as grain handling, merchandising and milling. For more
information, visit
    Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk
management products and services. With 158,000 employees in 66 countries, the
company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with
customers to help them succeed. For more information, visit

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