Glanbia plc is an international cheese and nutritional ingredients group, headquartered in Ireland. The group has 4,300 employees and has operations in Ireland, Europe, USA and China with joint ventures in the UK, USA and Nigeria. The group reports under four operating segments: US Cheese & Global Nutritionals; Dairy Ireland (Dairy Ingredients, Consumer Products & Agribusiness); Joint Ventures & Associates; and Other (including property).
Gain® Feeds is Ireland's biggest selling animal feed brand, providing complete nutrition for a wide range of animals, such as dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.
Gain® Pet Food specialises in food for dogs and cats, providing a total nutrition offer for all dog and cat owners. Using the finest ingredients and advanced feed manufacturing technology, Gain® Pet Food offers high quality complete foods for both family pets and high performance working dogs.
Glanbia plc is the result of a merger between Waterford Foods and Avonmore, formerly Waterford Co-Op and Avonmore Co-Op respectively. Glanbia plc has a long and distinguished history in the animal feed business. For many years prior to the merger, Waterford Co-Op was selling feed under the Gain® brand and Avonmore Co-Op was selling feed under the Welfed brand. Following the merger, a decision was made to put all the feed manufactured by Waterford and Avonmore under the more established and successful Gain® brand, and so in 1998, the Gain® Feeds brand extended to all Glanbia feeds. Gain® Feeds was then the biggest volume feed brand in Ireland and continues to be so to this day.
For many years Gain's MultiChoice range of dog food has been hugely popular with dog owners throughout Ireland and abroad. This range consists of dry complete food, including economy and premium products, as well as premium canned food. The Gain Elite Cat range was developed in 2006 and contains premium quality dry cat food and cans.
In 2012 Glanbia's team of nutritionists developed a new scientific approach to the feeding of pet dogs. They divided the entire dog population into five distinct groups based on their different nutritional requirements. Using the concept of Precision Nutrition, the team then formulated a specific premium food for each of the groups, collectively called the Gain Elite LifeSize Range.