ADM Animal Nutrition Research
clients are our business lifeblood. We want each business
relationship to be a positive, interdependent experience for our
clients and us. Each relationship consists of experiences that are
repeated on a regular basis as we partner together for the future,
grateful for the success that cannot be achieved alone. Our
commitment to our clients is to provide the innovative animal
feed and pet food products, ingredients, and services that enable
them to experience business success and personal
constant that remains true throughout ADM's history is the fact
that our people are the single most valuable asset of this
Company. Our dedicated team of employees remains focused and our
creativity and innovation drive us to discover new ways to add
value to the world's agricultural production to improve the
quality of life. To assure our continued success into the 21st
Century, ADM is vitally dependent upon the resources and
commitment of our people.
The reality of that commitment has
manifested itself in the success realized by ADM and, as stated by
CEO, Patricia Woertz, enabled ADM to be "........ positioned for
growth in key areas of food, feed, fuel, and industrials".
Proven Performance from Innovative
Nutrition has as its foundation individuals who are committed to
pursuing excellence in our product development initiatives. The
synergies of our nutrition and feed technology Research staff
enable us to identify the proper blend of ingredients with
appropriate nutrient balance, and manufacture them in unique
formulations using processes that may be patented.
include: Frostcoats®, GROSTRONG® Minerals for Horses, GROSTRONG
QuadBLOCK TM Minerals for Horses, Prosponse® Yeast, Enertia®
by-pass fat, Nutreon® (a natural-source antioxidant) HFP, Super
Soy TM, LiquaPro® liquid feeds.
Recently new product introductions
included: Endofighter TM and Master Gain TM Range Minerals with
Weather Master TM, CitriStim TM PremiDexTM, Energy Boost
NutraTHIRST TM, First Plus TM, and RumeNext® D and B, ACT
Performance TM cooked tubs, and Thermal Care TM heat stress
Our ADM Research groups in Quincy,
Illinois and Decatur, Illinois, are developing effective,
interdependent relationships and applying those principles in
the research projects being pursued. Evidence of this
interdependence is that effective July 1, 2005 the Animal
Nutrition Research staff began reporting through ADM corporate
Research at the James R. Randall Research Center. This
transition reflects the on-going efforts to work with ADM
business units in our product development efforts so that we
continue to Unlock the Potential of Nature to Improve the
Quality of Life and we are "Resourceful by Nature."
Many of the co-products generated in
the food, food ingredient, and fuel alcohol industries are
utilized in livestock and poultry feeds and pet foods. From
soybean meal to distillers' grains, from corn steep liquor to
soy molasses, these co-products can be successfully used as
individual ingredients in livestock or poultry feed or pet food
formulation. This is the traditional use for these ingredients.
With our Research Team of nutritionists, feed technologists,
engineers, chemists, microbiologists, and biochemists, we are
working on projects that will blend specific co-products to
create specialty ingredients. These specialty ingredients will
add value to the individual co-products and benefit ADM and our
clients. ADM began this process through the initial development
of HFP. Our nutritionists and feed technologists are evaluating
additional uses of HFP beyond use in dairy rations.
enhancements are being pursued with natural-source vitamin E.
Super Soy TM was developed to create a cost-effective
alternative to soybean meal through the use of soybean
co-products and lysine and Corn Extender Blend was developed to
provide an alternative to corn for animal feed applications.
Additional project teams are actively pursuing the use and
blends of various liquid co-products for use in ruminant feeds.
As we become more familiar with these liquid co-products and
their nutritional and physical handling characteristics, we will
initiate projects examining blends of liquid and dry
co-products. We are beginning to investigate the nutritional
benefits of various fermentation co-products and what
applications are most appropriate in animal feeds and pet foods.
CitriStimTM is the first example of a commercial product
developed through our fermentation co-products research efforts.
Others will follow. In addition to Nutreon®, other co-product
blends are being investigated as potential antioxidants.
With manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada,
Mexico, Puerto Rico and China, ADM Animal Nutrition is expanding
our product distribution in North America, Latin America, the
Pacific Rim, and Asia. This manufacturing and distribution
network facilitates the commercialization of the products being
developed by our Research team and meeting client needs.
Examples of these growth opportunities are the distribution of
beef products into Western Canada, utilization of premix
facilities in Puerto Rico to expand the use of ADM-sourced grain
and our feed manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico and
Trinidad, dairy feed product introductions in Eastern Canada,
and distribution of natural-source vitamin E. Among the
resources that ADM provides Animal Nutrition, the financial
resources are essential to effectively grow our business and
support product development initiatives.
The commitment by the Archer Daniels Midland Company to invest
in the 2008 Mendon, Illinois Animal Nutrition Research Center
expansion reflects the strength of Proven Performance from
Innovative Nutrition and the future direction of our research
program. A primary focus for the studies conducted at the unit
utilizes sophisticated in-situ and in-vitro techniques and
individual animal feeding studies to determine the nutrient
content, related feeding value, and best use for ADM liquid and
dry ingredients as well as associated ingredient blends. Major
renovations of the Feed Technology Research Center during 2005
have enabled us to utilize modular equipment in the development
of new feed manufacturing processes and expand the pilot plant
capabilities of the center. Our Mission explains the "why" of
our existence, and the definition of our business.
Our Research Mission states: Effectively using the resources
available to us, we cultivate our Research team expertise and
successfully commercialize animal feed/food products,
ingredients, and services. We have been successful in pursuing
our mission through the commercialization of products,
ingredients, and services to serve our clients. In the pursuit
of our Research mission, we look to the future with expectation
and confidence. Our Research Vision enables us to sharpen one
another and direct our focus on the future, for our vision
defines where we want to be and what we want to be like. It is a
desired future state. Our Research Vision states:
As a unified Research team, we are the client-preferred resource
for innovative, commercially successful research and product
development initiatives. Our Research Vision emphasizes that we
are "the client-preferred source for innovative, commercially
successful research and product development initiatives."
our clients prefer us for research initiatives? They prefer us
because the products we develop are innovative and are
commercially successful, successful for their business and
successful for our business.
Our clients are also ADM business units, allied industry
businesses, and universities with which we are in various stages
of discussions to secure and commercialize new technologies for
animal feed and pet food use. Those discussions serve as the
basis of our Strategic Alliance research initiatives, and they
are key to our long-term success. As we cultivate our Research
Team expertise, we have expanded our dialogue with scientists
and engineers at the ADM Randall Research Center to better
understand various co-products available to us.
This enables us to define the nutrient content of these products
and their physical characteristics and effectively use them in
animal feeding programs. We will continue to expand our working
relationships with ADM staff as we seek to add value to the ADM
co-products available to us. We also pursue the development of
strategic research alliances with allied industry partners that
will enable us to actively participate in the commercialization
of new technologies.
Our ADM Animal Nutrition Research Team recognizes that in
order for us to be successful and deliver the products and
programs desired in animal nutrition, we cannot operate in
isolation. We will continue to cultivate a broad base of ideas
from multiple sources to strengthen our creative abilities and
develop new products.
"Proven Performance from Innovative Nutrition" is a reality
because of those research-partnering relationships established
and those being pursued. As our client you are a member of our
Partners in Research and we thank you for the opportunity to