Building on a period of focused market and brand development, global agriculture firm H.J. Baker has sold its pet treat company, Old Mill Pet Products, to Multipet International. The sale closed Friday, October 30, 2015, and the full transition is expected to be completed by Friday, November 6, 2015.

“We were pleased to partner with Multipet for the sale of Old Mill Pet Products as they are well positioned to build on the commercial success we started,” said H.J. Baker CEO Christopher Smith. “Multipet is a well-respected firm in the industry and we are confident that the transition for Old Mill Pet Products alongside their pet toys and other pet accessories will be smooth."

Old Mill Pet Products launched its first line of pet products under the nature’s bits brand in 2014. This line of high-end, 100% made-in-the-USA dog treats is grain- and gluten free. They are comprised of six oven-baked treats and six crunchy-baked treats.

H.J. Baker is committed to adding value to the products and services it provides as a global manufacturer and supplier in the animal health and nutrition, crop performance and sulfur industries. Family owned since 1850, H.J. Baker builds trusting relationships that last decades. It invests in ongoing research, product innovation and manufacturing excellence so that customers have the best opportunity to succeed. H.J. Baker supports environmentally sustainable practices and its dedicated employees are active in the communities where they live and work. H.J. Baker & Bro. Inc., is headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, USA.