SOURCE: AgFeed Industries, Inc.

June 16, 2008 12:30 ET

AgFeed Industries Expected to Join the Russell 2000, Russell 3000 and Russell Microcap Indexes

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - AgFeed Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEED), a leader in China's premix feed and hog raising industries, today announced that, according to the recently posted preliminary membership list at, AgFeed expects to join the Russell 2000, Russell 3000 and the Russell Microcap indexes when the 2008 reconstitution of the Russell Indexes takes place after the markets close on June 27, 2008.

According to its website, Russell provides the leading U.S. equity index family for institutional investors with over $4.4 trillion in investment assets benchmarked against those indexes. Russell's global indexes offer an objective and transparent way to accurately measure distinct segments of the global market.

Songyan Li, Ph.D., AgFeed's Chairman, commented: "AgFeed is pleased to be associated with the broadly followed Russell Indexes. We look forward to the potential for expanding our institutional shareholder base through inclusion in the Russell Indexes." Dr. Li continued, "We continue to consolidate our position as the largest premix animal feed company and the largest commercial hog producer in China through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. The recent rise in corn prices in the world marketplace is not materially impacting domestic corn prices in China. As a result, AgFeed is not experiencing rising corn prices in hog production."

About AgFeed Industries, Inc.

Through its China-based operating subsidiaries, NASDAQ-listed AgFeed Industries ( is a market leader in China's fast growing pre-mix animal feed and hog raising industries. The pre-mix market in which AgFeed operates is an approximately $1.6 billion segment of China's $40 billion per year animal feed market, according to the China Feed Industry Association. There are approximately 600 million hogs raised in China each year, compared to approximately 100 million in the U.S.

Safe Harbor Statement

All statements in this press release that are not historical are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ from the company's expectations. AgFeed's actual results may differ from its projections. Further, preliminary results are subject to normal year-end adjustments. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements in this press release as they reflect AgFeed's current expectations with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks described in AgFeed's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    U.S. Contact:
    Mr. Arnold Staloff
    Independent Board Member
    AgFeed Industries, Inc.
    Tel: 212-631-3510

    Corporate Contact:
    Mr. Sam Zhou
    Corporate Development
    AgFeed Industries, Inc.
    Tel: 011-86-13925912908