The Cargill Buying Experience

Jamie Johansen

The many customer experiences were showcased in the Cargill booth during the recent Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Mollie Dreibrodt serves as the marketing communications lead in beef for Cargill’s animal nutrition and walked me through how they serve cattle producers both big and small. “No matter the type of beef cattle operation you have, we’ve got you …

Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cargill, Cattle, NCBA, Nutrition

Cargill Reports What Pigs Eat Matters to Millennials

Jamie Johansen

According to a Cargill Feed4Thought consumer survey, millennial consumers say what pigs eat has a strong influence on their pork-buying habits. The survey, which polled more than 2,000 people in the U.S. and Spain, found that 43% of American millennials say that a pig’s diet influences their purchasing decisions. In Spain, the second-largest pork-producing country in Europe, the number was …

Agribusiness, Cargill, Feed, Nutrition, Pork, Swine

Cargill Donates $3 Million To Feeding America

Lizzy Schultz

Feeding America has received a $3 million grant from Cargill to help provide children and families with nutrition solutions over the next three years. The gift will help food banks to increase access for families to fruits and vegetables. The grant will also help fund nutrition education services through an investment in a diabetes prevention pilot program and funding food …

Agribusiness, Cargill, Company Announcement, Food, food safety

Omega-3-rich Canola from Cargill Benefits Aquaculture

Jamie Johansen

A new groundbreaking type of canola in development by Cargill could give aquaculture farmers a more sustainable way to raise fish rich in EPA/DHA omega-3 fatty acids. The plant-based source of the nutrients, developed in collaboration with BASF, could provide an alternative to using fish oil in aquaculture feed and could ease harvest pressure on wild fish populations that currently …

Agribusiness, Aquaculture, Cargill, Fish, Nutrition

Cargill Donates Turkeys to Arkansas Food Banks

Jamie Johansen

Cargill is doing its part to combat food insecurity by donating nearly 2,000 Honeysuckle White® whole turkeys each to the Northwest Arkansas (NWA) Food Bank and the River Valley Regional Food Bank. “We hope to reach almost 4,000 families in our community with our donation. Whether a family is going through a difficult time, or regularly seeks assistance from our …

Agribusiness, Cargill, Food, Holiday, Turkey

Cargill Unveils Format Solutions

Lizzy Schultz

Cargill recently changed the name of its feed and food software business to Format Solutions. The new name follows the company’s successful integration of Format International, and represents Cargill’s commitment to offer its customers a comprehensive, integrated set of software offerings, industry knowledge and expertise in animal and human nutrition. “Our customers and our team share high expectations for Format …

Agribusiness, Cargill, Company Announcement, Nutrition, Technology

Cargill, Heifer International Develop Project in China

Lizzy Schultz

Cargill Animal Nutrition is partnering with Heifer International to enable the expansion of 450 women-led, family-owned poultry farms in Qingshen, China. The farms will receive chicks and business training along with access to nutrition expertise and veterinary support. The Qingshen Sustainable Livelihood and Community Holistic Development Project plans to initially provide 150 small-scale farms with 100 baby chicks each along …

Ag Group, Cargill, Farming, International, Poultry

Cargill Survey on U.S., Brazilian Consumers & Beef

Jamie Johansen

Cargill surveys comparing consumer attitudes in the two largest beef-producing countries – the United States and Brazil – reveals several important trends in purchasing preference that are influenced by how beef is raised and fed. Cargill Animal Nutrition’s ‘Feed for Thought’ survey of more than 2,000 people in the U.S. and Brazil, found that the majority of U.S. consumers (54 …

Agribusiness, Antibiotics, Beef, Cargill, consumer, Food, food safety, Nutrition

Cargill Creates Antibiotic-free Product Line

Jamie Johansen

On Aug. 1, Cargill, ended the use of gentamicin – an antibiotic used in both human and animal healthcare – for disease prevention in turkeys harvested for its two largest brands, Honeysuckle White® and Shady Brook Farms®. Cargill said their turkeys will continue to receive antibiotics for control and treatment of disease and the new Honest Turkey™ product line will …

Agribusiness, Antibiotics, Cargill, Food, Poultry, Turkey

Cargill Antibiotic Use Drops 20 Percent

Lizzy Schultz

Cargill is eliminating 20 percent of shared-class antibiotics, which are deemed important for both human and animal health uses, from its four feed yards in Texas, Kansas and Colorado, and from four additional feed yards operated by Friona Industries, a strategic business partner that supplies cattle for the company. The decision follows evaluation of both existing third party research and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Cargill, Cattle, consumer, Meat