Maize (Indian Corn) constitutes a primary poultry feed ingredient. In India, major maize producing states are Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar. Other states including Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Orissa are producers of a smaller scale.

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Maize (Indian Corn) constitutes a primary poultry feed ingredient. In India, major maize producing states are Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh , Telengana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Bihar. though it is also produced in Assam, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Orissa in smaller scale.

Corn has several uses of which major are usage in the poultry and animal feed industry, in starch and food industry, in breweries and for human consumption. In the poultry feed industry, maize constitutes about 60% of the feed and hence is extremely a significant raw material.

Suguna’s corn procurement division was started on the year 2006-07 as an ambitious programme for the centralised procurement of maize and has been successful in creating an efficient, dependable and viable system in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, AP, Telangana, Bihar, Maharashtra and WB.

The main objectives of Suguna’s Corn Procurement Division are:

  • To maintain an inventory for a minimum of seven days in all the feed mills across the country
  • To create backward integration by directly procuring corn from the farmers at the farm gate
  • To enhance quality standards by establishing uniform and consistent quality product
  • To ensure transparent and fair practices and payment within stipulated time frames
  • To provide a consistence income to corn farmers.

With this in view, this division expects to procure around 1,100,000 metric tons of corn out of which approximately 500,000 metric tons will be stored in the corn growing states.

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