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Cargill granted U.S. patent for breakthrough cooking process used in Loyall® premium pet food
Cargill has been granted a U.S. patent for the exclusive cooking process it developed to ensure every batch of its Loyall® premium pet food is cooked to optimize quality, palatability and digestion.
Cargill's Opti-Cook® process works by using a combined steam and pressure cooking system and Near-Infrared Reflective Spectroscopy (NIRS) technology. NIRS uses light waves to measure the chemical composition of nutrients in every cooked batch of Loyall® pet food at a speed never before seen in the industry.
"It is well known that in order for cats and dogs to digest the starch in dry pet food, it must be cooked properly," said Mark Newcomb, technology director for Cargill Animal Nutrition. "If it is under- or over-cooked, pets may have digestive problems. But until now, there was no quick way to measure the chemical change that occurs in starch during cooking. With this technology, Cargill does not have long waits for lab results on samples- we can rapidly determine if pet food has been properly cooked and ensure consistent quality in every batch."
The Opti-Cook® process also includes monitoring systems that allow Cargill to continuously monitor the cooking process, identify trends and intervene before problems occur. All nine Loyall® pet food formulas use the Opti-Cook® process. The line offers eight formulas for dogs and one for cats, each tailored to meet the individual needs of pets in various life stages. All use high-quality ingredients, organic trace minerals and natural sources of glucosamine and Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
"We believe the Opti-Cook® process helps makes Loyall® pet food the most palatable and consistent on the market," said Andy Rash, Loyall® marketing manager. "In addition to the balanced nutrition our formulas provide, pet owners can feel confident that every batch of Loyall® pet food is cooked properly and measured for consistency. It's a new standard of quality."
Cargill to manufacture and distribute Triple Crown® horse feed products
Triple Crown Products available to Nutrena Dealers in 31 states August 1st
MINNEAPOLIS- Cargill announced today that it will manufacture and distribute Triple Crown® horse feed products through its Nutrena®, ACCO® and Agway® dealer networks in 31 states throughout the country (see complete state listing below). In these states, Cargill will replace Triple Crown’s current manufacturing and distribution agreements with Kent®, Blue Seal®, Evergreen®, Ranchway®, and Kalmbach®.
“Cargill’s manufacturing expertise and vast dealer network made it an obvious choice for us,” said Rob Daugherty, president of Triple Crown Nutrition Inc. “This agreement allows us to wrap the family of Triple Crown® ultra premium feeds with Cargill’s premier nutritional offerings.”
“We are excited to offer the Triple Crown product line-up to our current Nutrena®, ACCO® and Agway® dealers,” said Brian Parham director of marketing for Cargill Animal Nutrition-North America “We believe consumers will also appreciate the increased access to Triple Crown® products through our dealer network.”
Cargill will initially manufacture and distribute eight products from the Triple Crown®portfolio: Triple Crown® Performance 14%, Senior Formula, Complete Formula, Growth, Low Starch Formula, Lite Formula, Training Formula and Triple Crown® 30% Supplement.
Cargill will distribute but not manufacture the following products: Triple Crown® Alfalfa Forage, Grass Forage, Safe Starch Forage, Rice Bran Oil Plus, Timothy Balance Cubes, Fish Oil Powder and Triple Crown® Horse Treats.
Cargill will begin manufacturing and distributing Triple Crown® products on August 1st 2010 in the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Cargill Video Campaign Aims to Benefit Pets in Need
MINNEAPOLIS – After successfully teaming with local nonprofit The Pet Project to donate a truckload of pet food to an area food bank in January, Cargill’s Animal Nutrition business is raising awareness for needy pets with a video campaign.
The company has posted on YouTube a short video of the January donation that delivered 38,000 pounds of dog and cat food to Second Harvest Heartland (view video.) Cargill’s goal is to get 10,000 views before April 30 and celebrate by donating another load of pet food to help pet owners during tough times.
“There are a lot of people struggling to feed their families, and pets are very much a part of many families,” said Frank Ziacik, go-to-market leader for Cargill’s Loyall™pet food, part of the Nutrena® brand of premium animal nutrition products. “This campaign is about raising awareness for organizations like The Pet Project that are out there to help families in need.”
The Pet Project’s mission is to help people keep their pets by providing pet food and basic supplies at food banks. Founder Kim Carrier, a longtime pet owner, started the organization when she realized the difficult choices facing many struggling pet owners. “I know that giving up my pets would never be an option for me,” she said. “I want to give other pet owners the support they need to recognize it isn’t their only option either.”
Log on now to watch the video and help Cargill reach its viewership goal: www.youtube.com/nutrenafeed
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