NEW YORK, December 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Raising livestock and the consumption of animal products make an essential influence to the economic and dietary wellbeing of people around the world. The International Feed Industry Federation states that animal feeds play an important role in the global food industry and is the largest, most significant component to ensure harmless, copious and affordable animal proteins. Furthermore, the global commercial feed manufacturing market generates an estimated annual turnover of over $400 billion. Canadian Zeolite Corporation (OTC: CNZCF) (TSX-V: CNZ.V), Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS), CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CF), Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON), Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT).
The International Feed Industry Federation published their observations, which claim that the commercial production or sale of manufactured feed products takes place in more than 130 countries and directly employs more than a quarter of a million skilled workers, technicians, managers and professionals. According to the American Feed Industry Association, $20 billion worth of feed ingredients are purchased each year, ranging from grain mixes to orange rinds to beet pulps. The feed industry is one of the most competitive businesses in the agricultural sector, and is by far the largest purchaser of U.S. corn, feed grains, and soybean
Environmentally friendly Green Tech business, with a focus on exploration, development and production of the industrial mineral zeolite, Canadian Zeolite Corporation (OTCQB: CNZCF) (TSX-V: CNZ.V), announced it is currently exploring research collaboration opportunities with the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in cooperation with the University of Havana (UH), which specializes in zeolite science, technology, research and product development.
Canadian Zeolite CEO, Ray Paquette stated, "we are excited to be working with UNBC known as Canada's Green University and UH which has a long history in zeolite research and development. Their knowledge and experience provides the Company with a leading edge and competitive advantage in zeolite product development."
Northern Analytical Lab Services (NALS) at UNBC will conduct tests and evaluate Canadian Zeolite's natural zeolite opportunities. NALS will develop new value-added products as well as explore potential new applications of the Company's natural zeolite for animal husbandry, forestry and agricultural industries.
UNBC will provide the oversight to carry out research and development on projects related to the characterization, modification and testing of properties for Canadian Zeolite's products as an active ingredient for animal husbandry (e.g. animal feed additive), agricultural (e.g. yield and health enhancement) and forestry applications (e.g. soil remediation and growth enhancement).
UNBC, UH and Canadian Zeolite research staff are exploring opportunities for zeolite related R&D projects. This collaboration between the Company and these two Universities provide complementary expertise on zeolite production, research and development. Canadian Zeolite is committed to becoming the largest producer and processor of zeolite and zeolitic products for national and international markets.
Producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients, Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) has three market segments which include Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. Mosaic mines its phosphate rock of 200,000 acres in Central Florida, and mine potash from four mines in North America, principally in Saskatchewan. Its products are treated into crop nutrients, and then shipped via rail, barge and ocean-going vessel to our customers in the major agricultural centers of the world. The work of mining and processing potash and phosphate minerals is an energy- and water-intensive endeavor. They work to make the most of efficiencies and minimize its use of energy and natural resources, and have made significant progress in reducing Mosaic's environmental footprint.
CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CF) is the manufacturer and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer and other nitrogen products. The Company's nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution (UAN) and ammonium nitrate. Its other nitrogen products consist of diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid and aqua ammonia, which are sold primarily to its industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products. The Company's ammonia segment produces anhydrous ammonia, which is the concentrated nitrogen fertilizer product as it contains 82 percent nitrogen. Its granular urea segment produces granular urea, which contains 46 percent nitrogen. Its UAN segment produces UAN, which is a liquid fertilizer product with a nitrogen content that typically ranges from 28 percent to 32 percent.
With its subsidiaries, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide operating in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The company's Seeds and Genomics sector produces seed brands, that include DEKALB, Asgrow, Deltapine, Seminis and De Ruiter, and it develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds and precision agriculture to assist farmers in decision-making. It offers products, such as Germplasm and Biotechnology traits. Its Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures Roundup brand herbicides and other herbicides and provides lawn-and-garden herbicide products for the residential market.
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) produces fertilizer mainly for crop nutrients and operates through three segments: potash, nitrogen and phosphate. It owns and operates roughly five potash operations in Saskatchewan and one in New Brunswick. Its nitrogen operations include the production of nitrogen fertilizers and nitrogen feed and industrial products, including ammonia, urea, nitrogen solutions, ammonium nitrate and nitric acid. Its phosphate operations include the manufacture and sale of solid and liquid phosphate fertilizers, phosphate feed and industrial acid that is used in food products and industrial processes.
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