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Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition extends reach in pet food as it acquires Ohio based firm

Emmert is a 140-year-old, family-owned company with manufacturing operations in Cincinnati, Ohio, and 35-plus employees.

The company has a proven track record in animal nutrition, delivering “the right balance of brewer’s yeast, protein, vitamins, and essential amino acids”​ to support companion animal and livestock health, said Wilbur-Ellis.

The acquisition will expand our product and customer base in pet food with value-added products. We also see great potential for Emmert’s research and development capabilities – which complement our own and can be leveraged in the future across the division, including the livestock and aquaculture businesses,” ​Matt Fanta, president of Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition.

Wilbur-Ellis CEO, John Buckley, noted: “Emmert’s capabilities are a great fit for the nutrition business, bringing greater balance and diversification to the division’s portfolio. The acquisition also supports the company’s broader strategy to continue building on our position as a leading agriculture and food company in

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