Central Life Sciences Presents 2009 NCBA Drawing Winners

Schaumburg, IL, March 9, 2009—Central Life Sciences, inventors of insect growth technology more than 30 years ago, awarded custom-made hats by Greeley Hat Works to eight drawing winners during the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) trade show. Held in Phoenix, Ariz., in late January, this year’s show theme was “A New Day in the Sun.”

Winners, selected in a series of random drawings, included:

· Robert Weaber from Harrisburg, MO

· Marcus Creasy from Drasco, AR

· Butch Woodham from Grand Bay, AL

· Don Quinley from Chiefland, FL

· Kathleen Greene, Pampa, TX

· Cody Cornwell from Glasgow, MT

· Mark More from Estherville, IA

· Scott Bidegain from Conchas Dam, NM

During NCBA, Central Life Sciences spotlighted its Altosid® Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) Feed-Thru, which controls horn flies in pasture cattle, ClariFly® larvicide for control of flies in confined cattle and the complete line of Starbar products.

About Central Life Sciences

Central Life Sciences is a strategic business unit of Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT). Central Life Sciences is dedicated to creating healthier environments and making life better for people, plants and companion animals around the world. As inventors of insect growth regulator technology more than 30 years ago, the founders of Central Life Sciences pioneered biorational pest control: using the insect’s chemistry as a means to reduce pest populations. For more information on Altosid® IGR, visit your local supplier,, or call 1-800-347-8272.