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2014-05-05 12:30:45

Net Earnings Increase 74 percent over 2013; Net Sales Up 8 percent MINNEAPOLIS, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc. today announced first quarter financial results reporting strong sales and earnings that significantly exceeded the same quarter last year. First quarter net earnings were $125 million, 74 percent higher than the $72 million reported during the same period in 2013 while net sales totaled $4.3 billion during this period, 8 percent higher than last year. "We...

2014-05-02 12:29:09

The pet care company is giving away $100,000 in coupons and up to $50,000 to Adopt-A-Pet ST. LOUIS, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Purina is teaming up with actress and pet lover Jordana Brewster, star of the Fast & Furious movie series and TNT's Dallas, to kick off the Paw It Forward movement today in honor of National Pet Month. Throughout the month of May, the company will celebrate how people and pets are better together on www.PureLoveForPets.com by giving owners a...

2014-05-01 16:34:56

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., today announced a realignment of its Eastern Wisconsin milk supply strategy, including a multi-year investment in the milk shed that includes increasing capacity at its Kiel, Wis., plant, known for its award-winning cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese production. The company also announced plans to discontinue manufacturing the semi-soft Italian cheese produced at its Denmark, Wis. plant. "Wisconsin is a key growth area...

2014-04-07 16:26:12

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pin A Meal, Give A Meal campaign is in full swing, running through May 31. With one in six Americans struggling with hunger, this campaign creates hope - and a way to help. In partnership with Feeding America(®) - the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization - the Land O'Lakes Foundation and Land O'Lakes Dairy Foods team are delivering easy recipe ideas and hunger relief, all in one. For every Land O'Lakes recipe...

2014-03-04 12:27:57

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. and BUFFALO, Minn., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., is pleased to announce the election of Jeff Johnson as a Director on its Corporate Board. Johnson, who is the chief executive officer and general manager of Centra Sota Cooperative in Buffalo, Minn., was elected Feb. 26 at the Fortune 200 food and agricultural cooperative's Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minn. Overseeing 16 locations throughout central Minnesota, Johnson has led Centra Sota...

2014-03-04 12:27:42

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. and WESSINGTON, S.D., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., is pleased to announce the election of Jeff Lakner as a Director on its Corporate Board. Lakner, who operates Lakner Farms, LLC, was elected Feb. 26 at the Fortune 200 food and agricultural cooperative's Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. A fourth-generation farmer, Lakner has owned and operated Lakner Farms for more than 30 years, growing the enterprise to a 4,500 acre diversified grain and...

2014-02-25 12:29:01

Record Year Includes 30 Percent Increase in Cash to Members MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., today announced record annual sales of $14.2 billion, up 4.4 percent from the prior year, and record net earnings of almost $306 million, a 27 percent increase over the prior year. The strong 2013 results continue a trend of significant growth during which the farmer-owned, Fortune 200 food and agriculture cooperative has more than doubled annual sales and grown net...

2014-02-24 16:24:01

Bravo's Andy Cohen and Barenaked Ladies Join Beggin' to Host One of the Largest Pet Parades in the World ST. LOUIS, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What makes an ordinary parade extraordinary? Bacon! This was displayed on Sunday at the 21(st) annual Beggin'(®) Pet Parade when thousands of costumed pets and their owners gathered in the streets of St. Louis to celebrate Beggin', bacon, and Mardi Gras. Beggin', the bacon-flavored snacks your dog loves, invited all bacon-loving four- and...

2014-01-30 16:24:53

Purina Pro Plan Launches New Nutritional Supplement Bars for Active Dogs NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dogs are natural athletes with the ability to rival some of the world's top performing humans. For example, world-champion sprinter Usain Bolt, often referred to as the "World's Fastest Man," holds the current record for the 200 meter race at 19.19 seconds*, while a Greyhound can run 200 meters in 11.2 seconds**. To help make sure active dogs stay at the top of their game,...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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