ADM Partners with University of Illinois for Companion Animal Research & Development

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10 Feb 2017 --- ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), has teamed up with the University of Illinois Department of Animal Sciences, a renowned leader in animal science and pet nutrition, to further develop and enhance ADM’s portfolio of high-quality pet food ingredients and premixes.

In this collaboration, scientists from ADM and the University of Illinois will work together to explore alternative ingredient solutions. Most notably, the collaboration will focus on using innovative and versatile ingredients such as edible beans, peas, ancient grains, complex proteins, and vegetable-based omega fatty acids, along with ADM’s ever-expanding portfolio of proprietary ingredients.

Additionally, scientists from both groups will examine ways to enhance companion animals’ overall well-being by taking a closer look at ingredients that support immunity and gut health by creating favorable conditions for digestion.

“The collaborative work between the Companion Animal Nutrition Program in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois and ADM aims to generate scholarly projects that will support the education of undergraduate and graduate students and to advance the education and dissemination of scientific findings and innovative solutions for the pet food industry,” said Dr. Maria R. Cattai de Godoy, Assistant Professor in the Companion Animal Nutrition Program at the University of Illinois. “This is a synergistic initiative which combines the scientific expertise and research capabilities of our program with ADM’s extensive ingredient portfolio to offer nutritional and health benefits for pets.”

“We are thrilled to work with the team of researchers at the University of Illinois,” said Mike Cecava, research director at ADM. “Their expertise in the field of companion animal nutrition is unmatched. I look forward to our discoveries in 2017.”

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Baking & Cereals
ADM supplies the baking industry with over 400 staple baking ingredients. Our product offerings also include a full line of cocoa powders, and chocolate and compound products in a variety of forms to meet a wide range of customer applications.

Beverages
ADM is a world leader in corn sweeteners, dextrose, crystalline fructose, maltodextrin, cocoa powders, citric and lactic acids, but we also offer nutritional ingredients such as natural-source vitamin E, soy protein, including organic, and even flavorless, textureless and colorless fiber.

Candy & Confectionery
ADM is the world’s premier producer of cocoa, cocoa butter and chocolate, including the Ambrosia®, deZaan™ and Merckens® brands. We also supply lecithin and other emulsifiers, food acids, corn sweeteners, starches and maltodextrins.

Dairy
Consumers love the wholesomeness of dairy foods, and new ones are appearing every day – like flavored milks in convenience packaging, or the new yogurts that you can both drink and pour. ADM has a stable of ingredients that can help make your dairy products taste great, while maintaining their freshness and stability.

Meat Products
ADM offers the most complete range of soy proteins for processed meat applications including cold cuts, hot dogs and sausages. ADM ingredients also enhance whole muscle meat products while improving taste, juiciness and moisture retention, for maximum cost effectiveness and value.

Other Processed Foods
ADM capabilities help frozen foods stay fresher longer, keep the beans in soup unbroken, and ensure that the oil and water in salad dressings stays emulsified.

Snack Foods
Consumers today want snacks in more varieties and with more healthful qualities. ADM can help you compete in this fast-changing marketplace with all the essential ingredients you need, plus an ever-growing line of functional and nutritional ingredients.

 

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