Minnesota Valley Alfalfa Producers

Idea to reality: As alfalfa prices soared over the last two years, Minnesota Valley Alfalfa Producers (MnVAP) saw a need for a lower-priced substitute for alfalfa feed pellets.

AURI’s role: AURI helped the co-op develop, formulate, and test a lower-cost, blended-fiber feed pellet.

Outcomes: MnVAP will manufacture 5,000 tons of the new feed pellets in 2014, and plans to triple production in 2015.