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Agrimarketing : September 2008
the unit to lead it as DAS Gen’l Mgr for the business. Chuck Simmons will continue to lead Bio-Plant Research Ltd. as its Gen’l Mgr. Dairyland Seeds will continue to be marketed under its current brand name. The unit will report to DAS Engle Stevenson New Holland Agricultural Equipment names Barry Engle Pres/CEO. He assumes the position from CNH Pres/CEO Harold Boyanovsky. Engle has worked in the automo- tive industry since 1992, holding a variety of positions with Ford Motor Company in North America, Latin America and Asia. John J. Stevenson is named VP/Sls & Mktg. He was Pres/CEO of American LaFrance LLC, a manu- facturer of fire, rescue and other emergency response vehicles. Prior, he served in senior management positions at Freightliner, Volvo Trucks North America, and Mack Trucks. Dow AgroSciences LLC (DAS) acquires Dairyland Seed Co., West Bend, WI, and Bio-Plant Research, Camp Point, IL, a business affiliated with Dairyland Seed with a pri- mary focus on the licensing of soy- bean, alfalfa and wheat germplasm. Tom Strachota, currently CEO of Dairyland Seed, will remain with Traits & Germplasm Bus Leader Ben Kaehler, who also oversees the other seed brands DAS has pur- chased recently. Dr. David Jones is appointed Non- Exec Chmn of Arysta LifeScience Corporation. He will chair the Arysta LifeScience board of directors, sup- port shareholders and manage- ment in development of company strategy, and monitor strategy implementation for results. Jones was Head of Bus Dev at Syngenta and a member of its exec- utive committee until his retirement last year. Eli Lilly and Company announces that Covance Inc., one of the world’s leading drug development services companies, will buy and operate Lilly’s Greenfield Laboratories located in Greenfield, IN. In addition, Lilly finalizes plans to lease a new worldwide headquar- ters for its animal health division, Elanco, in Hancock County, IN. Elanco acquires the worldwide rights to the dairy cow supplement, POSILAC from Monsanto, as well as the product’s supporting opera- tions and manufacturing facility in Augusta, GA. Elanco has exclusively sold the product outside of the U.S. for a decade. Monsanto will receive a $300 million upfront payment, as well as contingent consideration. The The ag market analyst and con- sulting firm Phillips McDougall (www.phillipsmcdougall.com) issues its annual update on the animal health industry. It reports, “In 2007, the animal health mar- ket increased by 13.8% to be val- ued at $19.87 billion. Over the last five years the market has increased at an average rate of 9.3%.” Here are the sectors ten largest companies, based on worldwide sales. LARGEST ANIMAL HEALTH COMPANIES (in millions USD) 2006 1. Pfizer: 2. Merial: 3. Bayer: 4. Intervet: $2,311 $2,639 2,195 1,425 1,412 2007 2,449 5. Schering-Plough:** 910 6. Novartis: 7. Wyeth (Ft. Dodge): 936 8. Elanco: 9. Vibrac: 10. Boehringer Ingelheim: 469 *Merged with Schering Plough in 2007. **Does not include Intervet’s sales. 922 876 632 1,789 N/A* 1,251 1,060 1,042 996 821 588 GROW YOUR REACH When you advertise with DTN/The Pr gr r, you not, you not only receive 100 percen l When you advertise with DTN/The ogProgressive Farmer, you not only receive 100 percent coverage in corn, soybeans, and livestock — you partner with a publication focused on the nt coverage in corn, soybeans, and livestock — you partner with a publication focused on the business of business of farming.farming. The Progressive Farmer provides producers with in-dephi l with in-depth agriculture content on the issues fecting th The Pr essive Farmer e r ovides p pr ih i d pth agriculture content o hion the issues affffecting their farm, their land, and their life. Recognized as the leader in ag information, we deliver unbiased insight and perspective to help armers successfully manage their business in s vola heir farm, their land, and their life. Recognized as the leader in ag information, we deliver unbiased insight and perspective to help f farmers successfully manage their business in today’’s today’s volatile farm economy.y. atile farm economy
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