• Pet Supplement

    Manna Pro Acquires Whole Food Pet Supplement Brand | News

    Manna Pro Products, a St. Louis-based manufacturer and marketer of pet care and nutrition products, has agreed to acquire Dinovite, a 20-year-old family-owned and operated online pet brand that offers premium whole food supplements and wellness products for dogs and cats. “Dinovite is a strong brand in the direct-to-consumer channel, and its category-leading customer service and commitment to happy, healthy lives for pets aligns with Manna Pro’s mission of Nurturing Life,” said John Howe, CEO of Manna Pro. “Over the last 20 years, Dinovite has built an incredibly loyal base of pet parents who have come to trust the brand’s  

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  • Pet Food

    Pet food maker plans huge new Lincoln facility | Local Business News

    Dean Sicking of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Midwest Roadside Safety Facility examines a SAFER barrier on display at the Smith Collection Museum of American Speed on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. (ROBERT BECKER/Lincoln Journal Star) ROBERT BECKER / Lincoln Journal Star Don’t turn until you know where to turn. Mac Demere watched the car in front of him lose control and veer left toward the inside of the track. He tried to anticipate the car’s next move, not wanting to turn until he knew where the other car was headed next. Don’t turn until you know where to turn. He finally  

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  • Pets & Animal

    Chicago Animal Shelters See Uptick in Pets in Need of Care | Chicago News

    Animal shelters across the city are seeing an increase this year in the number of pets coming through their doors after a relatively quiet 2020, during which few people gave up their pets, or “surrendered” them, to shelters. Jennifer Schlueter of the city-run Chicago Animal Care and Control says people are citing these surrenders to disruptions like returning to work or moving. But the increase in animals puts a strain on the shelter, she said. “What helped us the most during 2020 was those requests (to surrender a pet or bring in a stray) were really reduced, and what we’re  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    ADM Makes Major Investment in Private Label Pet Treats and Supplements | News

    ADM has reached an agreement to acquire a 75 percent ownership stake in PetDine, Pedigree Ovens, The Pound Bakery and NutraDine (P4 Companies), premier providers of private label pet treats and supplements. The transaction values the four enterprises in their entirety at approximately $600 million, and ADM will acquire 75 percent of the equity, subject to customary adjustments. “We’re continuing to advance our growth strategy and transform our company with targeted investments that expand our capabilities in large, high-growth segments, including pet nutrition—a key focus of our growing animal nutrition business,” said Vince Macciocchi, president of ADM’s Nutrition business, which  

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  • Animal News

    Second Audrain County pet groomer pleads guilty to animal abuse | Mid-Missouri News

    BOONE COUNTY − James Johns, a former groomer at a pet shot in Mexico, Missouri, pleaded guilty Monday to animal abuse and received probation. Johns, 25, was sentenced to six months in Boone County Jail, with suspended execution of sentence, according to a release from the Audrain County Prosecutor’s Office. He was placed on two years of court-supervised probation. Johns will serve two days of shock detention in the Boone County Jail, 100 hours of community service at a minimum of 8 hours per month and must complete Benchmark Animal Rehabilitative Curriculum.  Taylor Stout, a co-defendant in the case, was  

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  • Animal Care

    County Animal Shelters Near Capacity, Need Adopters, Fosters | News

    Can you help? After a recent influx of cats and dogs, the County Department of Animal Services’ two shelters are nearly full, and they are asking the public to consider adopting or fostering an animal or two. Animal Services is offering several discounts currently: Adoption fees are waived for adult cats (six months and older), $25 adoption fees for kittens; and $25 adoption fees for pit bulls/pit mixes and huskies/husky mixes. Additionally, all animals who have been in the shelter for 30 days or more will have their adoption fees waived. All the adopted animals will be spayed or neutered  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    35 Pet Companies Earn Spots on List of Fastest Growing Businesses in the U.S. | News

    Supply chain disruptions and labor shortages are among a few of the challenges businesses have faced in the year since the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world. Despite the struggles the health crisis created, businesses have found ways to bounce back and even grow—and pet-focused companies are no exception. Inc. Magazine has released its annual 5000 list, which ranks the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The list, which features dozen of pet-focused companies, represents a unique look at the most successful independent small businesses, according to magazine officials. “The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most  

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  • Animal Nutrition

    Blue Spring Communications Announces Independent Scientists’ Discovery Of A Multibillion-Dollar Soybean Value, Corn Demand, And Livestock Sustainability Connection | News

    ST. LOUIS, Aug. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Independent scientists examining separate published crop and emissions data discovered that reversing declines in soybean nutritional quality can automatically improve feed corn demand, reduce livestock feed costs, and advance livestock sustainability at zero cost to farmers. The soybean industry has faced declining nutritional quality for decades. Soybean protein fell again last year because most seed companies do not breed varieties for protein, and most farmers are unaware that nutrition quality varies widely in seed varieties. This is causing concern for livestock nutritionists who count on soybeans for high-quality protein. Peer-reviewed analysis of  

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