Company News: Osborne, ADM Animal Nutrition and Diamond V

June 22, 2018 09:03 AM
Osborne Industries announces new certification; ADM Animal Nutrition opens a new manufacturing facility in Nebraska, and Diamond V celebrates its 75th anniversary.

Osborne Announces Certification to ISO 9001:2015
Osborne Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of livestock management equipment, is pleased to announce its April 16, 2018, certification under ISO 9001:2015. The company has maintained certification under ISO standards since October 2000, the company said in a news release.

“The company-developed and maintained internal Quality Management System (QMS) has conformed to the requirements of the ISO 9001 international standard for nearly 20 years,” the company said. “Recently, during an annual audit by SAI Global Certification Services, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, auditors recommended Osborne be approved for the advancement from the 2008 to the 2015 standard.”

“Maintaining our ISO certification allows us to monitor and continually improve our Quality Management System in order to give our customers peace-of-mind that the products and services we provide will meet their expectations,” stated Ron Sturgeon, Quality System Manager and Environmental Coordinator. “Our QMS provides the framework necessary to consistently manufacture products and provide services that not only fulfill our customers’ requirements, but aim to exceed them.”

This level is currently the most up-to-date standard of its kind, focusing on the performance of a manufacturer’s QMS. The certification includes an emphasis on risk-based thinking, increased customer focus and leadership requirements, and continual improvement of a company’s QMS.

For more than 45 years, Osborne has been a leading supplier of pig production equipment. For more information on Osborne or the products they manufacture for the swine production industry, e-mail or visit

New ADM Animal Nutrition Facility Uses Industry-Leading Technology
Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) recently celebrated the opening of its new, high-tech feed facility in Columbus, Nebraska.

“Today, we’re celebrating another new, state-of-the-art ADM Animal Nutrition plant, this time in Columbus, Nebraska,” said Samson Li, president, ADM Animal Nutrition, on the day of the opening. “We’re proud to invest in Columbus, and in a new, modern facility that will allow us to continue to meet customer needs for high quality, cost- competitive feed.”

The new facility features state-of-the-art technology, including:

  • Expanded warehouse space to serve our customers more quickly and efficiently.
  • New production line to provide range blocks for cattle, dairy cows and horses.
  • Automation within receiving, batching, packaging, and loadout.
  • Multiple batching systems with simultaneous weighing for high efficiency and high output.
  • Completely integrated process control system designed to deliver consistent food quality and safety.

“From last year’s Crosswind acquisition, to our new facilities across the U.S., to our growth in China, we are continuing to invest to ensure that ADM Animal Nutrition is the go-to partner for livestock, aquaculture and companion-animal customers around the globe,” Li said in the release.

Diamond V at 75: Focus on Swine Health at World Pork Expo
Changes in the regulation of antibiotics are affecting pork production around the world, especially for integrated food companies and countries that export pork, says Dr. Y.K. Kwan, a veterinarian with feed industry experience who provides technical services for Diamond V partners and customers in Southeast Asia.

“Two common challenges for pigs are biosecurity failures and poor hygiene and farm practices,” she said in a news release from the company. “We typically see outbreaks in areas with poor disease control measures in place.”

According to the release, Diamond V’s Kevin Corizzo interviewed Dr. Kwan at the 2018 World Pork Expo as part of the company’s monthly video series Diamond V at 75: Immune Strength for Life. The series celebrates Diamond V’s history in the animal and feed industries and highlights the company's diverse expertise and vision for the future.

Diamond V’s Kevin Corizzo interviews Dr. Kwan at World Pork Expo.

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Dr. Kwan also explained how heat stress can be detrimental to the pig’s intestinal microbial ecosystem, causing a health challenge that can lead to pathogen transmission into the body.

“Higher colonization of food pathogens such as Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E. coli and the resulting dissemination into the food chain definitely increases food safety risks,” she added.

The Diamond V at 75 video series will continue throughout 2018 and highlight Diamond V initiatives and industry expertise. For more information, contact Diamond V at tel. +1.319.366.0745, email, or website

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