March 29, 2017 / 1:34 PM / in 4 months

BRIEF-Cargill Q3 adjusted operating earnings $715 mln

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March 29 (Reuters) - Cargill Inc:

* Cargill Inc - adjusted operating earnings were $715 million in the third quarter, up 50 percent from $476 million in the year-ago period

* Cargill Inc - net earnings for the quarter on a u.s. Gaap basis were $650 million, up 42 percent from last year's $459 million

* Says third-quarter revenues rose 8 percent to $27.3 billion

* Cargill Inc qtrly origination & processing earnings slightly lagged last year's third quarter

* Cargill - qtrly earnings in animal nutrition & protein rose "significantly", lifted by "strong' performance in animal protein against a weak comparative period

* Cargill Inc - "food ingredients & applications segment was largest contributor to adjusted operating earnings in Q3"

* Cargill - Q3 performance of origination & processing segment in south America trailed prior year due to lower farmer selling, slowed processing in Argentina Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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