MINNEAPOLIS - Cargill Animal Nutrition; DENCO LLC; and Golden Lyk(R) LLC, a subsidiary of DENCO located in Morris, Minn.; have reached an agreement for Cargill to provide distribution, marketing, and nutritional expertise to Golden Lyk supplement products.

The agreement includes a toll manufacturing arrangement, as well as exclusive marketing rights to Golden Lyk products under a trademark licensing agreement. In addition, there is an option agreement for the future purchase of the Golden Lyk business.

Gerald Bachmeier, chief manager at DENCO says, "We are very pleased to enter into this business relationship with Cargill. They have an extensive marketing organization that will help make the Golden Lyk products available through more distribution points. We are confident that the relationship between DENCO and Cargill will be very successful and that the Golden Lyk product sales will be a significant contributor to Cargill Animal Nutrition."

"The Golden Lyk technologies will be a great addition to Cargill Animal Nutrition," said Randy Overbaugh, business development manager, Cargill Animal Nutrition. "Golden Lyk's technology utilizes natural protein and energy sources in its supplement formulations for cattle, horses, sheep and deer. We feel Golden Lyk's technologies create a new market category that fits well into today's environmentally conscious culture. We really like what we see with this new product line."

Golden Lyk(R) products are currently available through Cargill's North Central and Great Plains businesses.

A business unit of Cargill, Inc., Cargill Animal Nutrition is a customer-focused organization working to bring product and service solutions to producers. Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. With 149,000 employees in 63 countries, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed.

DENCO LLC is a 25-million-gallon-per-year ethanol production facility located in Morris, Minn. DENCO LLC started operations in 1999 and employs 35 full-time employees.

SOURCE: Cargill Animal Nutrition news release.