JBS United Inc. has acquired substantially allof the assets used by JLM Enterprise Inc. in the operation of its business in adeal that closed March 31.

Based in Bancroft, Mich., JLM Enterprise is an industry leader in silage inoculants and feed additives for the dairy industry. JLM owns the Silage Maker and Yeast N More product lines that will become a part of the JBS United product offering. Joining the JBS United team will be the entire staff of JLM Enterprise.

“We are obviously extremely pleased. JLM is a great organization with innovative products that work and bring value to their customers,” said Kenny Alwine of JBS United.


“Our animal nutrition and health division has continued to lay the groundwork for an expansion of our dairy business over the past several years, and this acquisition continues that path,” said Doug Webel, Ph.D., COO of the animal nutrition and health division.

JBS United will continue to offer the Silage Maker and Yeast N More product lines, forage preservatives, bunker covers, oxygen barriers, and silage bags as well as maintain the current office, warehousing and manufacturing processes of JLM Enterprise in Bancroft, Mich. Moreover, the breadth and scope of these new products will allow JBS United to offer more complete forage management and feeding solutions for dairy operations. The new, more centralized facility will also allow JBS United to better and more efficiently serve their customers in Northern and Western Michigan as well as in the Michigan “thumb” region.

“While we want to expand, we recognize that JLM has a system in place, products that work, and we don’t plan on changing that,” Webel stated. “Our primary interest is in growing the operation and offering these quality products to our other customers and vice versa.”