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

Cargill Acquires FPL Food

Lizzy Schultz

Cargill recently announced that the company has finalized the acquisition of the FPL Food, LLC ground beef processing plant in Columbia, S.C. The purchase of the 100,000-square-foot plant, which employs more than 200 people, complements Cargill’s meat processing facilities in Georgia and Pennsylvania, and greatly enhances the company’s ability to serve eastern retail and foodservice customers. “Cargill ground beef customers …

Ag Group, Beef, Cargill, Food, Meat

Cargill Acquires Format International Ltd.

Lizzy Schultz

Cargill announced this week that the company has officially completed the acquisition of Format International Ltd., a leading global feed formulation software company with more than 30 years of experience and more than 5,000 users across 93 countries. The acquisition will allow Cargill to continue its commitment to provide the most innovative solutions to customers by giving the company an …

Ag Group, Cargill, Company Announcement, Nutrition, Technology

JBS Concludes Cargill Pork Acquisition

Jamie Johansen

JBS S.A., in accordance to the announcement made in the Material Fact of July 1st, 2015, announces that its subsidiary JBS USA concluded, on this date, the purchase of certain assets, properties, rights and liabilities, operations and the right of Cargill Meats ownership into Cargill Pork LLC (“Cargill Pork”). The completed acquisition includes: – Two pork processing facilities in Ottumwa, …

Agribusiness, Cargill, Pork

K-State Research Fires Back at PEDv

Lizzy Schultz

Kansas State University researchers are jumping full force into studies of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus(PEDv), which is said to have a 100 percent mortality rate in piglets less than 7 days old, and is estimated to have killed 8 million pigs in 2014. While European farmers have been dealing with PEDv since the 1970s, the disease first exploded …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Cargill, Health, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Research, University

Art Exhibit Showcases Cargill Dairy Dreams

Lizzy Schultz

The Cargill booth at the 2015 World Dairy Expo featured an especially unique 3D art exhibit: studio and street artist Casey Kasparek created a different dairy-themed image in the exhibit space each day, working by hand, and using silage as the medium. The silage art demonstrations were held as part of the company’s new Dairy Dreams campaign, which has created …

Ag Group, Cargill, Communications, Dairy, dairy farming, Marketing, Promotion, Social Media, World Dairy Expo