AgFeed Industries, Inc. Completes Acquisition of M2P2 LLC

NEW YORK, September 13, 2010 AgFeed Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: FEED, NYSE Alternext: ALHOG - News), one of the largest independent hog production and animal nutrient companies in China, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of M2P2 LLC based in Ames, Iowa. M2P2 is a leading U.S. hog production company, having set standards of excellence in innovation, productivity and efficiency in pork production.  M2P2 is a joint venture partner with AgFeed in AgFeed International Protein Technology Corp. (“AFIPT”).  With 215 employees, M2P2 has operations in: Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina and Oklahoma and produces 1,300,000 market hogs annually.  The aggregate consideration AgFeed paid to acquire M2P2 is approximately $25.6 million, which is subject to post-closing adjustment.

In connection with the completion of this acquisition, Mr. John Stadler, M2P2’s Chairman will become a member of AgFeed’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Songyan Li, AgFeed’s Chairman, stated, “M2P2’s commitment to continuous performance improvement has laid the foundation of a solidly profitable business that we are happy to bring into the AgFeed group.  The M2P2 team will add a wealth of experience and resources to our hog production team and will put our combined business in a position to pursue growth opportunities on an international basis.  We look forward to the contributions that M2P2 will make in assuring the success of our western-style farms in Dahua and Xinyu as well as providing us with the benchmarks and technologies to drive continued improvements in our established production systems.”

Glenn McClelland, M2P2’s President and CEO, added, “Our entire team is looking forward to the opportunities to grow our business as part of AgFeed.  We believe that there are significant growth opportunities that can be unlocked and available through this business combination as together we become a leading global hog producer”.

Mr. Junhong Xiong, AgFeed’s President stated, “The acquisition of M2P2 presented AgFeed with an unique and compelling opportunity to add a significant and profitable operation on a fair and favorable basis as measured by M2P2’s book value, profitability and cash flow.  AgFeed’s revenue base will nearly double in connection with this acquisition.”


Headquartered in Ames, Iowa, M2P2 ( was formed in 2003 by merging together seven separate business entities, all of which were involved in the swine production business.  This union merged expertise in all phases of hog production into one company.  M2P2 has become one of the premier swine production companies in the United States.  With sow operations in Colorado, Oklahoma, and North Carolina, and finishing operations centered in Iowa, M2P2 will produce 1,300,000 pigs annually. M2P2’s unparalleled pursuit of perfection and commitment to continuous operating improvements allows M2P2 to deliver quality pork to strategic partners.


NASDAQ Global Market Listed AgFeed Industries ( is a U.S. company with its primary operations in China.  AgFeed has two business lines -- animal nutrients in premix, concentrates and complete feeds and hog production. AgFeed is one of China's largest commercial hog producers in terms of total annual hog production as well as one of the largest premix feed company in terms of revenues.  China is the world's largest hog producing country that produced over 645 million hogs in 2009, compared to approximately 100 million hogs produced annually in the U.S. China also has the world's largest consumer base for pork consumption.  Over 62% of total meat consumed in China is pork.  Hog production in China enjoys income tax free status.  The swine feed markets in which AgFeed operates represent a $20 billion segment of China's $58 billion per year animal feed market.


Certain statements regarding AgFeed Industries and/or M2P2 set forth in this press release, including those regarding the completion of the transaction, contain forward-looking information and speak only as of the date of such statement.  You can identify these statements by the fact that they use words such as "will," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," "target," "forecast" and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance or business plans and prospects.  This forward-looking information is subject to numerous material risks, uncertainties and assumptions, certain of which are beyond the control of AgFeed Industries and/or M2P2, including the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, environmental risks, competition from other industry participants, stock market volatility, ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources, and uncertainty of receiving approval from members of M2P2 for the transaction described herein. Readers are cautioned that the material assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and there can be no assurance that AgFeed Industries and M2P2 will enter into definitive agreements or that any transaction will be consummated.  Actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, this forward-looking information and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking information will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that AgFeed Industries and/or M2P2 will derive therefrom.  AgFeed Industries and M2P2 disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.  For additional information and risk factors that could affect AgFeed Industries, see its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including “Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” including “Cautionary Statement for Forward-Looking Statements,” set forth in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30,  2010.  The information contained in this press release is made as of the date of the press release, even if subsequently made available by AgFeed Industries on its website or otherwise.

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