Great Plains Processing is now GMP+ Certified
GPP is now FAMI-QS, International Safe Feed Safe Food and Identity Preserved Certified.
What is GMP+?
GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices. In 1992 the current GMP+ Feed Certification scheme started out with this. Afterwards, it developed into a full-fledged certification scheme by integrating ISO quality management requirements, HACCP and other elements. The + stands for the integration of HACCP: â€˜Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points. The foundation of the GMP+ systematic is partly determined by continuous improvement according to the principle of the Deming circle. Plan, Do, Check, Act: write down what I’m doing, do what I’ve written down and providing proof that I effectively did it.
The GMP+ Feed Certification scheme does not only define conditions relating to production facilities of feed, but also for storage, transport, staff, procedures, documentation etc. Together with her partners, GMP+ international transparently defines clear conditions, so that feed safety and sustainability are guaranteed and certification bodies can conduct independent audits. GMP+ certified companies are supported with useful and practical information, such as various databases, newsletters, Q&A lists, courses and seminars. With over 13,400 participating companies in more than 70 countries, GMP+ International is a leading global player in the market of feed safety assurance certification. A GMP+ certificate provides an additional qualitative guarantee for every entrepreneur dealing with the international feed industry. A quality mark of GMP+ International tells you, the entrepreneur, that participating companies from the international food chain guarantee reliability, quality, sustainability and safety. That means that they meet all local and international statutory standards in the feed industry. Want to know about the other advantages of a GMP+ certificate? Click here. (SOURCE: https://www.gmpplus.org)
What does it mean for Great Plains Processing?
Along with FAMI-QS, ISFSF, and IP certifications, GMP+ aligns with our vision to manufacture safe, high quality ingredients for our customers and end users. The evolving domestic and international landscape demands that feed products and ingredients are manufactured to the highest standards. We are very excited to add GMP+ to our portfolio as we will always continue to be quality driven.
Things are getting exciting at GPP in the summer of 2017. Our main focus has been combining our manufacturing expertise and product knowledge to develop game changing products that we will be introducing to the marketplace very shortly. We will have new products using betaine and lysine in ways that have not been seen before. In the coming weeks and months, GPP will post product information, updates, technical information as soon as everything is finalized.
As always, the products will be manufactured at a FAMI-QS, GMP+, ISFSF, and HAACP certified facility.
Please contact Curt Beyer, VP of Sales, for more information
DEED: 6 Minnesota companies honored for export activity
5 other firms recognized for attracting foreign direct investment to Minnesota
The Minnesota Trade Office May 11 awarded the 2016 Governor’s International Trade Award to six Minnesota companies that have been successful exporters.
The companies were honored during the World Trade Month luncheon at the Hilton Hotel in Bloomington. They were selected for developing and growing a significant part of their business from exports, for increasing or maintaining jobs in Minnesota to support international sales, and for developing novel approaches for competing globally.
The 2016 winners are Digital Content LLC of Edina, Crown Iron Works Co. of Roseville, DCM Tech Inc. of Winona, Great Plains Processing of Luverne, Ralco Nutrition Inc. of Marshall and Top Tool Co. of Blaine.
Additionally, the Trade Office named five other companies winners of the Governor’s Foreign Direct Investment Award, which recognizes significant investment in Minnesota by foreign-based companies.
“These Minnesota companies illustrate how exporting or attracting foreign direct investment can help businesses compete globally,” said Commissioner Shawntera Hardy of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). “I congratulate them for their global achievements and thank each of them for being models that can inspire other Minnesota businesses to pursue international trade.”
International trade is a key part of the Minnesota economy, with Minnesota companies generating more than $19 billion in sales from exports of agricultural, mining and manufactured products last year. Minnesota businesses exported 1,044 different products to 207 countries in 2016. Exports support almost 120,000 jobs in Minnesota.
The 2016 Governor’s International Trade Award winners:
Digital Content LLC, Edina www.bigjohngames.com
Crown Iron Works Co., Roseville www.crowniron.com
DCM Tech Inc., Winona www.dcm-tech.com
Great Plains Processing, Luverne www.gpp-co.com
Ralco Nutrition Inc., Marshall www.ralcoagriculture.com
Top Tool Co., Blaine www.toptool.com
The following companies were named winners of the Governor’s Foreign Direct Investment Award: Cirrus Aircraft Corp. of Duluth (Zhuhai, Guangdong, China), Global Kinetics Corp. of Minnetonka (Melbourne, Australia), La Costeña/Faribault Foods in Faribault (Ecatepec, State of Mexico, Mexico), Moventas in Chanhassen (Jyväskylä, Finland), and Sappi Fine Paper North America in Cloquet (Johannesburg, South Africa). All five businesses are owned by foreign parent companies.
HGA Architects and Engineers of Minneapolis was also recognized, receiving a Governor’s Certificate of Commendation for collaborating with the Minnesota Trade Office on many activities. HGA has hosted many diplomatic events over the years, including a gathering with U.S. ambassadors from Asia and an event with more than 70 leaders from Latin America and South America, both in 2015.
Bridging the gap between naturally produced amino acids and those needed for optimum condition helps improve health and performance, publishes gpp-co.com
http://gpp-co.com/) has launched a new product in the company’s lineup.— Research has been ongoing in regard to the roles of various nutritional elements in livestock health and performance. Recent studies place increased emphasis on the significance of amino acids in animal diets, particularly that of pigs. These studies were conducted from three key angles, all of which point to positive results from proprietary amino acid intake. In light of these findings, Briana Conrad of Great Plains Processing (
“At Great Plains Processing, we’re dedicated to being on the cutting edge of the feed industry,” said Conrad, “and we cover the full spectrum of feed processing needs. We have the facilities and expertise to produce both standard and custom liquid and dry blends. Our team continuously incorporates new developments into our processes and brings new ideas to our industry. Our latest product, GP Pro Plus is a high-quality nutritional supplement designed to deliver vital proteins and trace minerals as part of a balanced diet.”
Reports indicate amino acids are critical factors in development on the cellular level as well as sources of energy for proper organ function. They are also crucial to muscle growth and maintenance. As vital elements in metabolism, amino acids aid in breaking down other nutrients and distributing them throughout the body as needed. They likewise play a role in nutrient absorption during digestion.
Studies have shown links between amino acid deficiencies and weakened immunity. Insufficient amounts of lysine and other AA’s have been deemed particularly detrimental among young pigs from six to 12 weeks of age as well as those having been exposed to illnesses. Lastly, AA’s are believed to reduce the environmental impact of pigs’ waste by lowering nitrogen content. While 22 amino acids are vital to health and proper growth, pigs are only able to produce 10 of them naturally; those remaining 12 must be gleaned from food and supplements.
Further details about GP Pro+ along with Great Plains Processing’s other products and services are available via www.gpp-co.com.
Concluded Conrad, “GP Pro+ contains a range of key nutrients, including digestible sources of peptides, amino acids and trace minerals. When incorporated into a balanced diet, it drives feed intake, leading to optimal growth, condition and health. We invite anyone interested to view the results of our field trials on our website or contact us for more information. Quality, safety and innovation are our top priorities, and this latest product in our lineup carries on our commitment to these values.”
About Great Plains Processing:
Established in 2000, Great Plains Processing has grown to become a global leader in custom spray drying and blending for the feed industry. The company’s services expand beyond manufacturing to include sales, distribution, logistics and warehousing.
Name: Briana Conrad
Organization: Great Plains Processing
Phone: (507) 283-4421
For more information, please visit http://gpp-co.com/
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Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic
Great Plains Processing will be fielding a team again at the 2017 event
.The date for this upcoming year is May 17 at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin. The scramble format provides a fun environment for all skill levels so please join us and hopefully we can get together this upcoming May.
The Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic supports the University of Wisconsin – Madison dairy science department’s undergraduate student scholarship program. All proceeds go directly to the program to develop students growth and learning in the industry.
Curt Beyer has joined the company as vice president of sales. Beyer will provide technical direction for product development and will lead strategic marketing and sales efforts.
Curt Beyer was born in 1965 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from Mississippi State University in 1989. He worked as a Farm and Ranch Manager until he finalized production and research for a new rye-grass variety which earned him a graduate assistant-ship. He returned to Mississippi State University in 1991, obtained a second Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Ruminant Nutrition from Mississippi State University in 1993. Curt worked as a Feed Mill manager after graduate school then moved into the Liquid Feed business where he worked as a territory sales manager, formulations/technical service manager and quality control manager. He then worked as a territory sales manager selling premixes, feed additives and specialty products. Curt was working for Ducoa as a territory sales manager when Nutreco acquired Ducoa in 2001; he then transitioned into Trouw Nutrition USA a Nutreco company. Curt has worked in various technical and product management roles for Trouw Nutrition USA and assumed responsibility as the Protimax Technical and Product manager for the second time in January 2013. Curt lives on the Mississippi gulf coast (USA), he and his wife have one son, cattle, horses and a several dogs.
GPP purchases large quantities of raw materials to satisfy our customers’ orders and fulfill production needs on our own products. We are well equipped to distribute both raw materials and finished product to your company. GPP has supply agreements with many large raw material suppliers, and could help your business source its raw materials to receive a consistent supply at better prices without sacrificing quality. Visit our website for more information at GPP-co.com
Soy flour (GMO & non-GMO)
Soy isolate (GMO & non-GMO)
Cupric (copper) sulfate
Ferrous (iron) sulfate
Packaging sizes vary. Please call for more information regarding raw materials and packaging sizes.
Contact us to see how your operation can partner with GPP to receive high-quality raw materials for your production. Price breaks available.
Dr.Kate’s Deer Supplement
Deer farming is a rapidly growing industry. As a farmer, you know your deer need the very best nutrition to thrive. Great Plains Processing is excited to offer a new deer supplement with added protein. This product will meet the specific needs of your deer farm.
The power of science, working for you
Dr. Kate’s Deer Supplement is a scientifically-formulated product designed to optimize the health and growth of deer. It was created by Dr. Kate Jackson, an animal nutritionist with more than 25 years of experience in the animal feed industry. With a unique blend of vitamins and minerals—and the apple flavor deer love—our deer supplement can take your deer herd to the next level.
The supplement can be used year-round. This means your deer will receive a consistent supply of the nutrients they need to grow and stay healthy.
Visit our website for more information on Dr. Kate’s.