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AgriLabs Named Vendor of the Year by Fuller Supply Company

St. Joseph, MO (April 19, 2011) - William S. Fuller, Jr., President and CEO of Fuller Supply Company, announced at Fuller's Annual Banquet that AgriLabs, Inc. was the livestock distributor's choice as 'Vendor of the Year' "In recognition of superior service and unmatched sales support." Mr. Fuller presented the award to AgriLabs Territory Manager Dana Ankerstar (photo) and stated that "In handing you this award, it must be understood that the decision to name AgriLabs as our 'Vendor of the Year' was not just mine, but is an honor voted on by all Fuller Sales and Management."

The recipient of this highly competitive distinction is determined by a vote of Fuller Supply Company's internal and external sales teams and is judged on a number of criteria, including customer service, timeliness, attitude and communication. Mr. Fuller added that "AgriLabs was our top choice because Dana and AgriLabs had a most significant impact on how well the people working at Fuller's were able to conduct our business and meet the needs of our customers on a day-to-day basis."

Cited as Fuller's 'Rep of the Year' three times, Ankerstar remarked that, "I accept this for AgriLabs and for our outstanding Customer Service, Marketing and Technical Services teams and the experience, expertise and dedication that enhances AgriLabs' ability to deliver on our commitment of providing relevant and technically-driven products for the folks at Fuller Supply."

About AgriLabs:

AgriLabs ( is an award-winning animal health, sales and marketing organization with distribution throughout the United States. AgriLabs' unique business model and considerable distribution network enable it to work closely with companies seeking complete sales, marketing and technical service solutions to effectively introduce and/or support products. The company's partnership structure and philosophy, together with a commitment to expeditious product development, provide a smooth, efficient system for manufacturers from around the world to convey technology from research laboratories to the marketplace. Through technology transfer and cooperative development agreements, AgriLabs has introduced state-of-the-art products for beef, dairy and companion animals. The wholly-owned TradeWinds division focuses on new product development and distribution to feed stores, pet stores, breeders and groomers.

About Fuller Supply:

Fuller Supply Company ( is a 70 year-old family owned farm, garden, pet, equine and livestock supply company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. With more than 7,000 items from over 230 manufacturers, Fuller serves the Southeastern U.S. from strategic distribution/retail sales centers in Alabama and Georgia. An outside sales force calls on accounts in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Florida. Its core business-- wholesale trade to independent farm stores, feed stores, pet centers and garden centers --is enhanced by an integrated delivery fleet and a team that is relationship-based, founded on the principles of integrity, unsurpassed customer service and professionalism.