Find out about merger and acquisition activity in the poultry and animal feed industries in January 2023.

Growmark acquires Allied Seed

GROWMARK Inc. has acquired Allied Seed, based in Nampa, Idaho.

ADM acquires Missouri research farm

ADM has completed the acquisition of a 95-acre research farm in Montgomery City, Missouri.

Cargill completes acquisition of Owensboro Grain

Cargill has completed the acquisition of Owensboro Grain Co., a fifth-generation, family-owned soybean processing facility and refinery located in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Evonik and Dr. Eckel to cooperate on phytogenics

Evonik and Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition have entered into a partnership effective January 1, 2023. 

CHS, Cargill expand joint venture to Texas Gulf

CHS Inc. and Cargill intend to expand the scope of their joint venture, TEMCO LLC, by adding the Cargill-owned export grain terminal in Houston, Texas.


Nutreco, BiomEdit to partner on microbiome technology

Nutreco and BiomEdit have formed a long-term strategic research and commercial partnership to bring livestock producers innovative and novel feed additives developed through microbiome technology. 

Mintec, Urner Barry combine through acquisition

Mintec, global provider of price data, analytics, and forecasts for the agrifood industry, acquired AgriBriefing, which includes the brands Urner Barry, Strategie Grains, FeedInfo and Tropical Research Services. 

ForFarmers’ remedies on proposed merger rejected by CMA

ForFarmers and 2Agriculture are considering next steps after the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) rejected remedies offered by the companies to address CMA’s concerns about the effect of a proposed joint venture on competition.

Novus acquires biotech company Agrivida

Global animal health and nutrition company Novus International Inc. has acquired biotech company Agrivida Inc. 

Chick distribution company Clark’s Poultry has new owners

International Layer Distribution GmbH (ILD), a subsidiary of the German based EW Group, and Trouw Nutrition Canada Inc., a Nutreco Company, entered into a joint venture in purchasing Clark’s Poultry.