Archer Daniels Midland acquires animal feed manufacturer

English River Pellets to help expand ADM's grain origination in Iowa

Archer Daniels Midland Company has announced the acquisition of English River Pellets Inc., an Iowa-based grain elevator and animal feed manufacturing business.

The animal feed portion of English River Pellets’ business will be operated by ADM Alliance Nutrition Inc. “With this acquisition, ADM establishes a strong footprint for our grain origination in Southeast Iowa,” said Joe Taets, president of ADM. “We will use the elevator facilities in [Iowa] in part to originate crops for our soybean processing plant in Quincy, Ill., and corn processing plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.”