Nutreco has signed an agreement to purchase 100 percent of the shares of Bellman Nutriçao Animal Ltda., a Brazilian supplier and producer of farm minerals, concentrates and supplements for ruminants.

The acquisition strengthens Nutreco's premix and feed specialties position in Brazil, one of the most important agriculture and aquaculture growth markets in the world, according to the company. In addition to the existing production facility in Mirassol, northwest São Paulo state, a second plant will become operational in 2012 in Mato Grosso.