Animal lovers, farmers, trainers, and care givers want high value, quality ingredient options to nourish their pets and livestock. Ardent Mills’ complete portfolio of Clear Flours, Middlings, Wheat Red Dog, Bran, and Germ options provide a cost effective means to deliver exceptional nutritional benefit and value. Our ingredients are milled from local wheat of sound quality, resulting in ingredients you can trust for animal consumption.
Second Clear Flour is a dark flour produced from the outer layers of the wheat endosperm and includes the aleurone layer, which contains proteins, vitamins and minerals. Typically produced from hard wheat, it is a cost effective ingredient to help improve structural and binding characteristics in pet food biscuits and other baked applications.
DURUM SECOND CLEAR
Durum Second Clear is second clear flour made from durum wheat. It is typically higher in protein and has a larger particle size than Second Clear. Its strong binding capabilities make it ideal for extruded dry applications that need to maintain increased integrity through manufacturing and packaging processes.
WHEAT MIDDLINGS W/ GROUND WHEAT SCREENINGS
Wheat middlings w/ground wheat screenings is a free flowing coarse powder that contains protein, fiber, phosphorus, and other nutrients; and can be blended with other ingredients to build high value livestock and pet food recipes.
WHEAT MIDDLINGS W/ WHEAT SCREENINGS PELLETS
With all the same functional and nutritional benefits of wheat middling screenings, our pellet version allows for increased shipping and storage flexibility.
WHEAT RED DOG AND GROUND WHEAT
Great for pelleting and extrusion mixtures, Wheat Red Dog’s carbohydrate and protein content delivers nutrition and energy for cattle and other livestock. Produced from the offal of the wheat kernel, Wheat Red Dog can be used in formulations to assist farmers in maintaining weight and energy levels in dairy cattle.
Wheat Germ is produced by removing the seed embryo from wheat. Its fat, protein, B vitamins, and trace mineral content delivers one of the highest nutrient values in wheat. Wheat Germ can be used in animal vitamins and other nutritional supplements.
Wheat Bran contains starch and protein; as well as digestible fiber which can be used in formulations to address gastrointestinal health in animals.
Differentiation is paramount. Consumers are looking for more innovative ways to feed and nourish their pets. Ardent Mills’ Ancient Grains and Specialty Ingredients provide unique flavor, texture, and appearance to dry and wet pet food recipes. From biscuits, to bars, to savory treats, Ardent Mills extensive line of flours and grains are an excellent option for delivering a competitive edge.
GLUTEN-FREE ANCIENT GRAINS
The nutritional and marketing benefits of ancient grains are now more relevant than ever in the pet food industry. Organic and Gluten-Free options are available in whole kernels, flours, or custom blends; delivering unique flavor and appearance to pet food.