BASF Plant Science and Matthews Feed and Grain, Matthews, Ind., have signed an agreement allowing Matthews Feed and Grain to contract for NutriDense grain. Under a separate agreement with JBS United, Matthews will provide feed containing NutriDense corn to their customer Signature Farms, operated by JBS United.

This arrangement allows customers of Matthews Feed and Grain who contract with them to bring their NutriDense grain to the feed mill for a $0.25 premium vs. yellow dent corn. After grinding, Matthews will use NutriDense in preparing the feed ration for the JBS United swine at Signature Farms according to the nutritional recommendation of JBS United. To date, more than 2,000 acres on nearby farms are committed to NutriDense as part of the intended feed for Signature Farms. Matthews is a retailer for Select Seed, which BASF Plant Science recently licensed to sell hybrids containing NutriDense.

"We see this as a win-win situation," says Brantt Huston, Feed Operations Manager, Matthews Feed and Grain. "With NutriDense the producer gets a premium, increasing revenue, and pigs get more nutritionally enhanced feed."

Source: BASF Plant Science news release