Who We Are

About Newport Mills

25+ Years Producing Quality Feed.

In the early 1980’s when Caribbean Broilers (CB) Ja ltd began operations it became obvious that CB could not survive dependent on existing feed mills and feed supply in Jamaica at the time. Driven by this, and a desire to vertically integrate its operations, CB moved to construct its own feed mill rapidly. Utilising US and European expertise, Newport Mills Ltd. began construction in 1984, commencing operations in January 1985, trading under the brand NUTRAMIX.

 

Initially, Newport Mills only produced feeds for the CB Group and the reputation of NUTRAMIX was gradually built on the improvements seen in CB products; better chicken; better meat; and high efficiencies. Quickly, broiler and pig farmers took note of the consistency that typified in NUTRAMIX feeds. Big growth however for NUTRAMIX came after hurricane Gilbert (September 1988) utterly devastated agriculture and livestock in the island, damaging Jamaica’s feed mills as well. Newport Mills and the CB Group were quick to rebuild, using new technologies and concepts. CB increased production of Chicken significantly; to meet the shortage in supply and Newport Mills had to grow too.

Soon, commercial business to third parties overtook the production for CB. In March 2000 Newport Mills began operating Newport Wharf and Storage, its own facility to off-load vessels with commodities for the production of its feeds, expanding to the loading of vessels for export of Swine feeds to Cuba. This initial thrust was expanded to several other countries in the Caribbean and South America.

In 2007 a modern feed mill in Newport East was put into operation. Currently, Newport Mills is the most modern mill in the Caribbean, and the first and still the only feed mill HAACP, ISO 9001(2008) and GMP certified. Since 2010, this accreditation, which is held across the entire CB Group, is the best proof that our processes, staff and staff training, quality-assurance and our products are head and shoulders above the competition.

You can learn more about the CB Group and its commitment to quality and safety across its diversified agribusinesses here: www.mycbgroup.com