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Cargill to manufacture and distribute Triple Crown® horse feed products

Date: July 1, 2010

Frank Ziacik, (952) 984-1820,
David Feider, (952) 742-6910,

MINNEAPOLIS – Cargill announced today that it will manufacture and distribute Triple Crown® horse feed products through its Nutrena®, ACCO® and Agway® dealer networks in 31 states throughout the country (see complete state listing below). In these states, Cargill will replace Triple Crown's current manufacturing and distribution agreements with Kent®, Blue Seal®, Evergreen®, Ranchway®, and Kalmbach®.

”Cargill's manufacturing expertise and vast dealer network made it an obvious choice for us," said Rob Daugherty, president of Triple Crown Nutrition Inc. "This agreement allows us to wrap the family of Triple Crown® ultra premium feeds with Cargill's premier nutritional offerings."

"We are excited to offer the Triple Crown product line-up to our current Nutrena®, ACCO® and Agway® dealers," said Brian Parham, director of marketing for Cargill Animal Nutrition-North America. "We believe consumers will also appreciate the increased access to Triple Crown® products through our dealer network."

Cargill will initially manufacture and distribute eight products from the Triple Crown®portfolio: Triple Crown® Performance 14%, Senior Formula, Complete Formula, Growth, Low Starch Formula, Lite Formula, Training Formula and Triple Crown® 30% Supplement.

Cargill will distribute but not manufacture the following products: Triple Crown® Alfalfa Forage, Grass Forage, Safe Starch Forage, Rice Bran Oil Plus, Timothy Balance Cubes, Fish Oil Powder and Triple Crown® Horse Treats.

Cargill will begin manufacturing and distributing Triple Crown® products on August 1st 2010 in the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.


About Triple Crown® Products:

Triple Crown® Nutrition is a privately owned company, based in Wayzata Minnesota, whose sole focus is on the development and marketing of premium equine feeds. Known for its use of cutting edge technology and innovative formulas, horse owners rely on Triple Crown Nutrition to provide solutions for the enhancement of their horse's health. For more information, visit

About Cargill:

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 138,000 people in 67 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit