AGT to Build Oat Milling Facility in Saskatchewan
AGT food and Ingredients is planning the construction of a new value-added oat milling facility in Saskatchewan’s oat growing region that will produce a range of products, including oat groats, flours, and other milled oat ingredients for the plant-based human food, specialty ingredient, and animal feed industries.
This project continues AGT’s growth strategy and compliments recent investments by the company in its plant-based ingredients and value-added platform across the U.S., Canada, and beyond.
Oats are a major cereal crop for Saskatchewan, and AGT is already a top exporter, shipping thousands of tons of the grain. But with demand for plant-based foods on the rise, AGT sees equal demand for oats, which are highly complementary to pulses in their amino acid profile, making them desirable for extruded products like pastas, snacks, bakery items, and beverages.
The planned facility is expected to be constructed by the end of this year, with the site having additional state-of-the-art food technologies to augment the capacity at AGT’s facility in Aberdeen, Saskatchewan.