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ANIMART expands with addition of Animal Medic

New combination provides direct reach into 20 dairy states with the potential touch of 4.3m dairy cows, or 48% of the U.S. dairy population.

ANIMART LLC announced the recent acquisition of Pennsylvania-based Animal Medic Inc., a leading supplier of dairy health supplies in the northeastern U.S.

Animal Medic began developing its longstanding relationship with dairy farmers in 1970. While its primary service area extends from Maryland to Maine, over time as loyal customers moved, the company's reach grew to have a national and international presence.

ANIMART has been advancing veterinary services for dairy producers in Wisconsin and the surrounding states since 1982.

This new combination provides direct reach into 20 dairy states with the potential touch of 4.3 million dairy cows or 48% of the U.S. dairy population. With a footprint from Maine to Minnesota and as far south as the Ohio River Valley, ANIMART will now be able to target a prospective 83% of the nation's dairy farms, making this new entity one of the premier dairy animal health providers in the U.S., the announcement said.

"As we look at the market opportunities and listen to our dairy customers, we believe this union of organizations will be a step forward in creating greater value for producers and vendors," ANIMART president and chief executive officer Dan Ellsworth said. "Over the coming months, we will be bringing the best of both organizations together so as to continue each company's legacy of producer focus."

The newly partnered company will see Ellsworth continue to serve as president and CEO, while Jay Miller of Animal Medic will become senior director of ANIMART's new Northeast Division.

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