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The Animal Health
Corridor's importance
to pet food
A concentrated area of US-based pet food business, the Corridor plays a
vital role in the industry's growth and success.
LINDSAY BEATON

T

he Animal Health Corridor includes the
land area between Columbia, Missouri,
USA, and Manhattan, Kansas, USA, and is
well-known for being a hub of animal agriculture
and, subsequently, pet food manufacturing.
"The Kansas City region is a dominant and
growing force in animal health and nutrition,"
according to the KC Animal Health Corridor, an
affiliate of the Kansas City Area Development
Council. "Between Columbia, Missouri, and
Manhattan, Kansas, sits the single largest concentration of animal health interests in the world.
More than 300 companies supporting the Animal
Health Industry call the KC Animal Health
Corridor home. Kansas City's virtually unparalleled strengths in transportation and distribution
add to the significant advantages of doing business here."
Alongside the many logistical advantages the
area offers (the largest rail center by tonnage in
the U.S., the top air cargo center in a six-state
region, its location at the intersection of four
interstate highways and on the

largest navigable inland waterway in the country,
among other benefits), businesses and academia
in the Corridor have cultivated an atmosphere
of unmatched production and competence when
it comes to animal health and nutrition. It's no
surprise pet food has put down roots in the heart
of it all.

Pet food in the Corridor: small
towns and big business
Sabetha, Kansas, USA, is located in the northeast corner of the state and is sitting in a prime
location within the Corridor for trade - and for
pet food. Several of the industry's manufacturers,
equipment suppliers and ingredient suppliers call
Sabetha or the surrounding area home.
"Being located in close proximity to Sabetha,
with its rich history of the pet food manufacturing
industry, and supporting companies such as
Wenger, Extru-Tech, Schenck Process, Bachelor
Controls and NorthWind Technical Services, has
always been a benefit and an advantage over the
competition," said John Krehbiel, vice president of
co-manufacturing sales at CJ Foods. CJ Foods is a
private label pet food manu-

Parts of Kansas and Missouri comprise the
Animal Health Corridor, an area of the
U.S. filled with importance to the pet food
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Contents
How pet food can reduce waste, use more ingredients
Speaking of…
News and Calendar
Shameless Pets upcycles for eco-friendly dog treats
Transparency a complex issue for the pet food industry
The animal health corridor’s importance to pet food
Pet food companies give back in 2019
AAFCO holds annual meeting, Part 2: pet food activities
Whole soybeans: Why hasn’t pet food found this ingredient?
Current top trends in pet treats and chews
New Products
Marketplace
Advertiser’s Index
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Petfood Industry - November 2019 - How pet food can reduce waste, use more ingredients
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Petfood Industry - November 2019 - Speaking of…
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Petfood Industry - November 2019 - News and Calendar
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