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High Fat Product Helps Dairy Producers Maximize Production

FRESNO, Calif., May 16, 2012 – To help California dairy producers increase production on the farm, Archer Daniels Midland Company’s (NYSE: ADM) Fresno, Calif., location offers High Fat Product, or HFP. An extender for cottonseed in dairy feed, HFP helps dairy cows maximize milk and butterfat production.

“We’ve found that HFP allows dairy producers to provide necessary nutritional value to their cows and improve milk production—all while keeping their overall production costs down,” said Dr. Lance Forster, manager of nutrition services at ADM.

HFP is a consistent blend of corn and soybean co-products which is high in energy and fiber. It is made from 100 percent plant ingredients, with no animal byproduct. Sold in a palatable crumble form, HFP offers good flowability and is easy for producers to include in dairy rations. Its proven ability to provide energy without depressing fiber digestion makes it an ideal choice for dairy cows.

Incorporating HFP into dairy rations also makes financial sense for dairy producers. HFP is more economically priced than whole cottonseed, roasted soybeans and other high-fat alternatives. Unlike cottonseed or tallow, HFP doesn’t require any special handling procedures or storage equipment. Therefore dairy producers can find additional cost-savings from using HFP.

To make using HFP hassle-free for California dairy producers, ADM facilitates production, handling, storage and transport of HFP to dairy farms. By managing the complete supply chain, ADM offers a convenient, high-quality, consistent and economically priced feed ingredient. HFP is also available year-round since it is soy- and corn-based, which means dairy producers don’t have to worry about availability constraints.

“Dairy producers who use effective fiber in sufficient quantities tend to benefit most from transitioning to HFP,” said Shawn Sawa, commercial manager of ADM Fresno. “HFP can also be used with equine, beef cattle, sheep and other ruminants. For producers who aren’t familiar with HFP or how it could benefit them, ADM Fresno has experts on staff to provide technical support for them and their nutritionists.”

ADM is a leading producer of livestock feed ingredients and draws from more than 100 years of experience to serve the needs of California dairy producers through its Fresno sales center. In addition to HFP, ADM Fresno also offers other products to help dairy producers optimize nutrition and manage costs:Canola meal pelletsLinseed meal pelletsSunflower meal pelletsCorn germ mealCorn gluten feed pelletsCorn gluten meal (60 percent)Cottonseed mealCottonseed hull pelletsDistillers Dried Grains (DDGs)DDG pellets

To learn more about HFP, contact your dairy nutritionist or ADM Fresno. For more information about ADM Fresno’s products including HFP, contact Natasha or Nicole at 559-438-0049 orfresnotrading@adm.com.

Archer Daniels Midland Company
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Jackie Anderson