ForFarmers acquires Wheyfeed in U.K.

European feed manufacturer ForFarmers B.V. announced that it has acquired Wheyfeed Ltd., a Britian-based manufacturer of liquid co-product feeds.

European feed manufacturer ForFarmers B.V. announced that it has acquired 100% of the share capital of Wheyfeed Holdings Ltd., which owns Wheyfeed Ltd., based near Nottingham, U.K.

Wheyfeed sells and distributes more than 200,000 metric tons of liquid co-products throughout the U.K. and operates a fleet of 35 liquid tankers.

Wheyfeed will become part of ForFarmers U.K. business.

"This acquisition builds on ForFarmers Total Feed Business approach; the ability to provide livestock nutrition in whatever form our customers require it. Liquid co-products sourced from the food, drink and biofuel industries form an important part of many livestock farmers' nutritional inputs," Iain Gardner, ForFarmers chief operating officer (U.K.), said. "The acquisition of Wheyfeed Ltd. represents a significant addition to our existing portfolio of co-products, straights and minerals and will enable us to offer a wider range of products to our customers in the ruminant and monogastric markets."

The acquisition is also consistent with ForFarmers growth strategy and its objective to consolidate and expand its leading position in its markets.

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