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AFIA would like to thank all our speakers for volunteering their time and expertise for this program. Please click on their company logos to learn more about each company.  If you would like more information about products from each company below, click on the "I'm interested" button for direct sales contact. 

AB Vista

AB Vista is a global animal nutrition technology company offering products, technical services and nutritional expertise to the animal feed industry. The company works with nearly 80 research partners from all over the world and this commitment to collaboration and scientific integrity are integral parts of the AB Vista philosophy to help drive innovation. Offering a full line of products for calves through milking cows, AB Vista’s expertise focuses on feed efficiency in ruminant animals.  

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The American Feed Industry Association, based in Arlington, Va., is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal food industry and its suppliers. AFIA is also the recognized leader on international industry developments and holds membership in the International Feed Industry Federation.

Members include nearly 700 domestic and international companies and state, regional and national associations. Member companies are livestock, feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and companies that supply other products, services and supplies to feed manufacturers.

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Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition North America, Inc. is one of five companies affiliated with the Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition group, a global leader in feed-grade amino acid manufacturing. Representing Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition in North America, Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition North America, Inc. manufactures and distributes cost effective feed-grade amino acids and is the frontrunner in amino acid nutritional research and technical expertise. 

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Founded in 1980 by Irish entrepreneur and scientist Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech delivers smarter, more sustainable solutions for agriculture. Our products improve the health and performance of plants and animals, resulting in better nutrition for consumers and a decreased environmental impact. We are a global leader in the animal health industry, producing additives, premix, self-fed supplements and feed. Celebrating 40 years in 2020, we carry forward a legacy of innovation and a unique culture that views challenges through an entrepreneurial lens. Our more than 5,000 talented team members worldwide share our vision for a Planet of Plenty™. We believe agriculture has the greatest potential to shape the future of our planet, but it will take all of us working together, led by science, technology and a shared will to make a difference. Alltech is a private, family-owned company, which allows us to adapt quickly to our customers’ needs and maintain focus on advanced innovation. Headquartered just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Alltech has a strong presence in all regions of the world. For more information, visit alltech.com

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Berg + Schmidt

Berg + Schmidt is a member of the Stern-Wywiol-Gruppe, a group of companies specializing in functional active ingredients for food and animal nutrition. We supply the national and international markets through eleven companies in Germany, ten offices abroad and a large number of technologists and experts in the individual industries. Berg+Schmidt supplies the feed industry with functional lipids that include fractionated palm fats, medium chain fatty acids and monoglycerides, lecithins and conjugated linoleic acid.  Learn more by visiting http://berg-schmidt.de/

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Bill Barr & Company 

In 1956, the Company was formed as a sales representative agency for manufacturers of ingredients used in the production of animal feed, pet and companion animal food, and pet treats. In the 1950s, progressive nutritionists were looking for ingredients that could best balance the nutritional components of the commodity ingredients in use at that time. As the industry grew, the level of nutrition improved as these feeds and foods became more sophisticated, and Bill Barr & Company expanded the level of service to customers to include the distribution of critical ingredients as well as their representation.

Bill Barr & Company is proud to have been on the leading edge of new ingredients and remains so today. The company provides only the highest quality ingredients that add value to their customer’s formulations. These ingredients are nutritionally sound, nutritionally based and manufactured to exacting quality standards. All manufacturers represented by Bill Barr & Company share this same commitment to quality and exceptional customer service.

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Diamond V

Diamond V is a global, research-focused, technology-driven company that develops and manufactures natural* products to improve nutrition, health, and performance in food animal and companion animal species. 

Dupont Animal Nutrition

DuPont Animal Nutrition provides innovative enzyme, natural betaine and probiotic feed technologies to solve livestock and aquaculture challenges: 

 Performance: Ensuring strong growth and livability  

 Profitability: Reducing feed and legislative compliance costs  

 Planet: Supporting commercial sustainability 


Feedstuffsanimal agriculture’s leading source of news, information and analysis on the important issues affecting the business of producing food and fuel for the world markets.

Agriculture today is run by astute business professionals. Among Feedstuffs’ subscribers, 20% work for and run companies with $100 million in gross annual sales. Sixty-five percent of Feedstuffs readers hold administrative management titles and 86% indicate they make and influence purchasing decisions on animal health products, biologicals, equipment, feed ingredients, financing and more.



Huvepharma® is a fast-growing, global pharmaceutical company with a focus on developing, manufacturing and marketing human and animal health products. These pillars are the basis of our company name Huvepharma®: HUman and VEterinary PHARMAceuticals. We have more than half a century of expertise in the fermentation and manufacturing of human and animal health products. Our growth is both organic and through acquisitions. We have successfully integrated products, facilities and knowhow from numerous prestigious brands across many of the industries we work in and continue to look for other strategic acquisitions to help us. 

International Ingredient Corp

International Ingredient Corporation (IIC) is a manufacturer and supplier of specialty feed ingredients for livestock, pet food, and aquaculture.  IIC is a family-owned business and part of the International Companies based in St. Louis, Missouri.  Established in 1974, IIC has served the feed industry for more than 45 years with high quality products and 10 manufacturing locations.  Our unique specialty product line includes numerous dairy, chocolate, sugar food, cheese, and yeast-based products, and so much more.  For more information, please visit www.iicag.com.   

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Kalmbach Feeds

Our Roots Go Deep. An unrelenting focus on delivering the best possible nutrition, using only ingredients that meet our uncompromising standards, combined with a commitment to serving our customers has brought Kalmbach Feeds from a small grind-and-mix feed mill in 1963 to a regional leader in animal nutrition today. 


As the world population continues to expand and the demand for protein soars, food producers are turning to Kemin for innovative solutions. We believe raising healthy livestock and poultry is more important now than ever before, and we are delivering products and services that help consumers achieve optimal nutrition, feed quality, gut health and pathogen control — all while maximizing the profitability of our customers. 

The discoveries and work we do in our laboratories help to improve our customers' bottom line while meeting the ever-changing landscape of consumer expectations. Kemin solutions are strengthening safety throughout various stages of the food chain, improving animal nutrition via enhanced ingredient utilization and developing new solutions focused on improving overall animal health. 

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Solutions

Since inventing the first calf milk replacer in 1951, Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Solutions has built its business on doing what’s best for the dairy calf. Our roots are in dairy farming as part of Land O’Lakes, Inc. – a farmer-owned dairy cooperative. Together with Purina Animal Nutrition, we help farmers raise and develop full potential dairy animals at every life stage. 

Buckeye Nutrition 

In business since 1910, the BUCKEYE™ Nutrition brand, part of Mars Horsecare US, is a 100% equine-focused company, passionate about unlocking the full potential  of horses, through nutrition, allowing them to live longer, healthier and happier lives. 


Novus International, headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri, creates animal nutrition solutions for livestock, poultry and aquaculture. Novus operations include corporate offices, research and development laboratories and manufacturing facilities in more than 35 countries, as well as smaller offices with field staff in an additional 60 countries.

Nutra Blend

Nutra Blend, LLC was founded in 1975 and headquartered in Neosho, Missouri. Nutra Blend has over 40 years in the feed manufacturing and distribution industry with a presence nationwide with three manufacturing facilities and distribution centers in six states stretching from east to west. Nutra Blend has grown to be one of the largest premix blending and micronutrients distributors in the U.S. 


Since its inception, OFW has been one of the nation’s leading law firms for the feed and pet food industry. OFW understands the unique challenges faced by feed and pet food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. Our attorneys provide regulatory counsel on compliance with FDA regulations pertaining to manufacturing, transporting, labeling, and marketing livestock and poultry feed and pet food, including the agency’s implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). OFW assists animal food manufacturers in responding to inspection issues and provides representation in FDA investigations and enforcement matters. OFW also has extensive experience in helping their clients navigate the recall process. Additionally, OFW’s professionals regularly advise clients on ingredient approval matters, including GRAS notifications, food additive petitions, and the AAFCO ingredient standards. 


At Phileo by Lesaffre we are committed to push the boundaries of animal care to better nourish and protect the planet. We believe that yeast and bacteria with advanced fermentation technologies are the future of animal health through nutrition. They are the answers to the challenges of a global demand for animal protein and greater sustainability. We are on the ground, together, to help define new standards in terms of animal nutrition and build a sustainable agri-food future. 

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QLF is a nationwide innovative leader in the developing and manufacturing of liquid feed supplements, low moisture tubs for livestock producers. QLF prides itself by being the largest user of domestic cane molasses, being a family owned company and having a reputation for making products based on quality, consistency and service. 

StoneX Group

StoneX Group Inc. (formerly INTL FCStone Inc.), through its subsidiaries, connects clients with the global markets across all asset classes – providing execution, post-trade settlement, clearing and custody services through one trusted partner. Clients use its global financial services network to pursue trading opportunities, make investments, manage their market risk, and improve their performance. A publicly traded company (NASDAQ:SNEX) headquartered in New York City, StoneX Group Inc. and its 2,000 employees serve more than 30,000 commercial and institutional clients, and more than 115,000 retail clients, from more than 40 offices across five continents. 

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Tennessee Farmers Cooperative 

Recognized as one of the strongest, if not the strongest, federated farm supply cooperative systems in the nation, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (TFC) began over 75 years ago.  Currently, 52 member Co-ops and 11 associate members in neighboring states own TFC. At the very foundation are the roughly 70,000 farmers who are member-owners of the local Co-ops in their home counties. Of course, you don’t have to be a member of the Co-op to shop there. Co-op offers quality products for everyone! Some 164 Co-op retail outlets, which operate in 84 of Tennessee’s 95 counties, and across the border in five neighboring states, serve more than half a million customers

Trouw Nutrition

Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company, is a global leader in providing the companion animal industry with technology-based ingredients originating from sound research and development. At our facilities, we offer the highest-quality vitamin and mineral premixes, pre-blends, and exclusive functional ingredients. At Trouw Nutrition, we transform technology into products that improve the performance and well-being of companion animals. Headquartered in The Netherlands, the company has locations in 32 countries and employs approximately 8,500 people.  

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