Cargill’s grain and oilseed business connects the producers and users of grain and oilseeds worldwide. We operate on an integrated global basis to source, process, transport, and distribute grain and oilseeds around the world. We provide a variety of supply chain as well as a range of differentiated price risk management solutions to help our customers succeed in their businesses.
In the Philippines
Cargill’s extensive international network provides Philippine buyers access to world markets for their grain and oilseeds requirements. Cargill Philippines has long been a supplier of grains and meal (wheat, corn, soybean meal) to the Philippines. In 1995 we took another step in expanding our presence by starting our local grain and meal distribution activities. This was heralded by the arrival of a 30,000 mt cargo of Cargill manufactured South American soybean meal. This allowed us not only to serve the big trading and manufacturing concerns in the country but to work directly with the smaller and more numerous customers the Philippines had to offer.
Over the years, our business has expanded substantially to comprise both grain and oilseed supply chain activities that continue to serve a wide variety of local customers in both the food and feed industry. For example:
- We supply high quality milling wheat to Philippine flour millers to produce flour for the baking and confectionery industries.
- We supply soybean meal and other protein meals to meet local animal feed manufacturers needs.
- We also source other feed materials such as feedwheat and corn to fill the material energy requirements of the Philippine feed industry.
Trading and Marketing of Ag Products
Grains and Oilseeds
- Soybean Meal
- Palm Kernel Meal
- Copra (Coconut)
- Palm Oil Products
- Corn Protein Concentrates (Empyreal 75)
- Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS)
Our copra crushing plant is located in General Santos City in the southern Philippines. Construction of the facility was completed in January 1991 and began operations to source and process copra (aged, clean “meat” of the coconut). Since then, the plant consistently operates at one of the highest utilization rates in the industry using the mechanical, full press oil extraction technology. The primary product is crude coconut oil.