Heartland Co-op, Fieldale Farms sign contracting agreement for NutriDense Grain

Growers who use grain will receive $0.25-per-bushel acreage contracts

Heartland Co-op and Fieldale Farms announced  a new contracting agreement for NutriDense Grain, which will be delivered to Heartland and then utilized by Fieldale, an independent poultry producer in northeast Georgia.

“Through this NutriDense Grain partnership with Fieldale Farms, our growers will have a premium contracting opportunity,” said Kent Jessen, Heartland director of merchandising. “We are constantly seeking innovative solutions to meet our customers’ needs and are very interested in the optimal nutrition and enhanced animal feed performance NutriDense Grain offers.” Through Heartland’s buyer’s call contracting, corn growers who plant NutriDense Grain during the 2011 season will receive acreage contracts with a premium of $0.25 per bushel.

Delivery of NutriDense will be available to the Des Moines area Heartland elevators during the spring/summer of 2012. “We are excited to help facilitate this arrangement between Heartland Co-op and Fieldale Farms, two strong brands within the poultry industry,” said Scott Friedlund, NutriDense Grain product manager. “This program will provide the opportunity for corn growers in the Heartland Co-op to enjoy the financial benefits of NutriDense Grain while the growers of Fieldale Farms experience the nutritional advantage.”