Cargill Expands Animal Feed Business

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Cargill, Feed, Nutrition

Cargill has closed on its agreement to purchase the assets of Southern States Cooperative’s animal feed business, including seven feed mills and its portfolio of products, brands and customer and supplier relationships. The other segments of Southern States Cooperative’s business – retail, farm supply, energy, and agronomy – are not part of the transaction. “The combination of CFN U.S. and … Read More

Cargill to Sell Two Feed Yards to Green Plains Inc.

Lizzy SchultzCargill, Company Announcement, ethanol, Feed

Cargill reached an agreement to sell its beef cattle feed yards at Leoti, Kan., and Yuma, Colo., to Omaha-based, vertically integrated ethanol producer Green Plains Inc. Green Plains Inc. has existing feed yards at Kismet, Kan., and Hereford, Texas. The transaction will be finalized once a definitive agreement and regulatory review are complete. Green Plains will supply cattle to Cargill … Read More

The Cargill Buying Experience

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Beef, Cargill, Cattle, NCBA, Nutrition

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 … Read More

Cargill Reports What Pigs Eat Matters to Millennials

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Cargill, Feed, Nutrition, Pork, Swine

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 … Read More

Cargill Donates $3 Million To Feeding America

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Cargill, Company Announcement, Food, food safety

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 … Read More

Omega-3-rich Canola from Cargill Benefits Aquaculture

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Aquaculture, Cargill, Fish, Nutrition

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 … Read More

Cargill Donates Turkeys to Arkansas Food Banks

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Cargill, Food, Holiday, Turkey

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 … Read More

Cargill Unveils Format Solutions

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Cargill, Company Announcement, Nutrition, Technology

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 … Read More

Cargill, Heifer International Develop Project in China

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Cargill, Farming, International, Poultry

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 … Read More

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

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Antibiotics, Beef, Cargill, consumer, Food, food safety, Nutrition

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 … Read More