ADM Animal Nutrition Launches Versatile Yeast Protein for Dogs and Cats at 2018 Pet Food Forum

ADM Animal Nutrition Launches Versatile Yeast Protein for Dogs and Cats at 2018 Pet Food Forum


DECATUR, Ill., April 23, 2018— ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), announced today the debut of Versity™, a new alternative protein source for companion animals.

Developed to provide nutritional flexibility in pet food and treat formulation, Versity is a highly palatable dried yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) alternative to traditional plant and animal proteins that delivers a balanced profile of essential amino acids with low levels of fat and calcium.

“Pet food and treat manufacturers are continuously seeking new protein ingredients that are high-quality, cost-effective and label-friendly,” said Gary Davenport, Ph.D, companion animal technical manager for ADM Animal Nutrition. “Versity has an amino acid profile similar to an egg, but at a more economical price, making it an ideal complementary or replacement protein source for dogs and cats.”

Representatives from ADM Animal Nutrition will feature Versity at Booth 607 at the 2018 Pet Food Forum, April 23-25, in Kansas City, Missouri. On Tuesday, April 24, from 1:30 to 2 p.m., Gary Davenport will also present “Dried Yeast: An Alternative Protein for Dogs and Cats” as part of a breakout session on ingredients. For more information, visit

For additional information on Versity, contact ADM Animal Nutrition at 877-236-2460,, or

About ADM Animal Nutrition
ADM Animal Nutrition is a leading provider of a wide range of innovative products for the pet food and animal nutrition markets. A global leader in amino acids, ADM Animal Nutrition also offers high-quality feed products, supplements, premixes, custom ingredient blends, and specialty feed ingredients to aid in optimizing animal health and nutrition. Learn more at

About ADM
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at

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