BioZyme Seeking South Dakota Area Sales Manager

Update: This position has been fulfilled

BioZyme Incorporated is rapidly growing and seeking Area Sales Managers to work in the states of South Dakota.

Basic duties include:

  • Selling to and servicing dealer network and customer base
  • Identifying new dealership opportunities
  • Work area trade shows and events to help grow the business, and support youth in agriculture
  • The qualified candidate will have prior sales experience and knowledge of livestock production and nutrition

BioZyme offers a competitive salary, performance bonus and multiple retirement and health benefits.

For more information,  please contact Mike Wadle, Director of North Sales Team at 816-344-5744. Resumes can be emailed to champ@biozymeinc.com.

BioZyme Hires Lori Colsten as Customer Service, Logistics Coordinator

Lori Colsten

Lori Colsten – Customer Service, Logistics Coordinator

BioZyme recently hired Lori Colsten of St. Joseph, MO as its Customer Service and Logistics Coordinator.

In her new position, Colsten is responsible for providing premiere customer service to all BioZyme dealers and customers and assisting with expediting claims, helping with orders and building customer relationships.

Colsten previously worked 20 years for Gallagher North America as a billing manager, supply chain administrator and security support manager.

BioZyme Hires Marketing and Communications Manager Katie Vaz

Katie Vaz BioZyme

Katie Vaz, Marketing and Communications Manager

BioZyme recently hired Katie Vaz of St. Joseph, MO as Marketing and Communications Manager.

In her new position, Vaz is responsible for developing and implementing communications and marketing strategies that support BioZyme’s supplement division brands and overall objectives. She also travels to a variety of trade shows and events across the country and assists with managing BioZyme’s internship program.

Vaz has been involved in the agriculture industry from a young age, having grown up on her family’s dairy farms in Galt, California and Roswell, New Mexico and showing registered Jerseys and Holsteins. She is an active member of American Agri-Women and the 2015 American Royal Livestock Committee, and continues to stay involved in the dairy industry by traveling to shows across the country with her family.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications with a minor in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University.

BioZyme Researching Strategies at New Facility to Decrease Post-Weaned Stress in Piglets

Piglet Nursery 2

BioZyme is researching strategies at new facility to decrease post-weaned stress in piglets.

BioZyme has made a commitment to research and development of new products for its recently launched commercial supplement brand LiquiFerm® through the designation of a post-weaned pig nursery and research unit at its Winding River Research Farm in Savannah, Missouri.

Since its opening in November, 2015, BioZyme’s research staff has conducted two trials focused on evaluating strategies to decrease post-weaned stress in pigs. The team, which is led by Dr. John Sylvester, BioZyme Director of Research and Development, is focused on gastrointestinal maturation and function with regard to transport mechanisms and inflammatory response. The staff measures feed and water intake, body weight and general measures of health like fecal score, depression and body temperature.

“Information is power,” said Dr. Sylvester. “The more that we know about post-weaned pigs, the better we are at making recommendations to support a healthier and more productive growing animal. We are leading the industry in defining gastrointestinal health by evaluating the effects of products, compounds and strategies at the cellular level to determine the mode of action directly and indirectly at the tissue level.”

BioZyme has made a significant financial investment and committed personnel resources to the new facility. The nursery occupies a large area within the farm’s main facility office and maintenance building and contains 16 raised pens constructed with Double L Excelerator® plastic flooring. The pens are set above stainless steel drops that take waste to a drain exiting to a sump tank with a maceration pump to grind the waste for application in the fields. Each pen has stainless steel, 3-hole Chore-Time® feeders and stainless steel cup waterers with nipples. Each pen is also fitted with digital flowmeters to measure water consumption and a Dosatron® medicator system. The temperature, humidity, fresh air and exhaust in the nursery is controlled by an Automated Production Systems TC5® controller.

The nursery can accommodate up to 64 post-weaned pigs for short-term studies, with the number decreasing as the pigs get larger and are sold to a local buyer. BioZyme procures pigs from local pork producers, such as genetic multipliers or commercial producers.

BioZyme customers may visit the nursery, but are only allowed to view it through a window and cannot enter due to biosecurity concerns.

“As with any other research facility, biosecurity is a priority of ours,” said Sylvester. “We have the ability to disassemble the entire unit after every trial and power wash, clean and disinfect all of its components to maintain the integrity of our research.”

Dr. Sylvester said BioZyme and its research team are prepared to grow the facility to meet the demands of the business and the industry. And, as always, the team will ensure that the questions they are trying to answer through their research result in a benefit to BioZyme’s customers.

BioZyme Hires Erin Creason as Inside Sales Coordinator

Erin Creason

BioZyme Inc., manufacturers of Amaferm®, VitaFerm®, Sure Champ® and other proprietary, natural supplements for cattle, swine, poultry and show livestock, recently hired Erin Creason of Polo, MO as Inside Sales Coordinator.

In her new position, Creason is responsible for working with BioZyme’s nationwide dealer network to help them grow their businesses.

“In the short time since Erin’s hiring, I am already seeing significant progress in our ability to reach out to our dealers and their customers. Erin has a command of animal husbandry and nutrition and does a fine job relating our products’ benefits to the needs of livestock producers,” said Dennis Delaney, Director of Inside Sales.

Creason grew up on a farm in northwest Missouri raising show pigs. She and her husband currently own and operate Creason Genetics where they raise and exhibit primarily Berkshire pigs throughout the country.

Prior to BioZyme, Creason worked as Director of Inside Sales for American Midwest Distributors in Kansas City, MO. She has a Bachelors in Agriculture Science with an emphasis in Agriculture Education from Northwest Missouri State University.

BioZyme Announces 2015 VIP Dealers and Plans for 2016

BioZyme Inc., manufacturers of natural feed supplements for a variety of animals including cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep and horses, has released its list of 2015 VIP Dealers. These dealers have dedicated themselves to growing their BioZyme business and work hard to provide the highest quality service to their customers.

“These dealers are part of an elite group who go the extra mile to support and promote our products and, for that, we would like to thank them and give them special recognition,” said BioZyme Vice President of Sales and Marketing Lisa Norton. “This year proved to be extraordinary for BioZyme as we blew past our 2015 sales goals and broke records we didn’t think were possible. We know our success would not be possible without the dedication and support of our nationwide network of dealers who believe in our products.”

2015 VIP Dealers
Boyce Feed and Grain Corp., Waxahachie, TX
Falling Timber Farm LLC, Marthasville, MO
Shawnee Feed Center, Shawnee, OK
Nickells Vet Clinic, Stanberry, MO
Stockmen’s Feed Bunk, Inc., Dalhart, TX
K Triangle Feed, Glendo, WY
Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc., Hills, IA
Red Rock Feeds, Wibaux, MT
Associated Feed & Supply Co., Turlock, CA
VFC Distributors, Inc., Milan, IL
Powell Feed & Milling, Green Forest, AR
Arnold F. Hess, Jr., Morganza, LA
Maryville Vet Clinic, LLC, Maryville, MO
Wayne J. Nelson Cattle Co., Langford, SD
Randy & Pam Quam, McLeod, ND
Kenneth Regnier, Kinsley, KS
High Hill Supplements, Schulenburg, TX
LaMoure Feed & Seed, Lamoure, ND
Earlybird Feed & Fertilizer, Goodfield, IL
Farm & Ranch Feed, Inc., Glenwood, AR
Rocking W Angus, Commerce, GA
Goering Farms, McPherson, KS
Fletcher’s Feed & Farm Supply, Sulphur, LA
C.V. Ledbetter & Sons, Inc., Okmulgee, OK
Ful-O-Pep Feeds/Allied Feeds, Cuero, TX
Schaal Cattle Co. LLC, Burlington, CO
Darlington Feed & Ag Center, Darlington, WI
Sandage Feed, Gordon, NE

“It is our commitment to continue to work to exceed our dealers’ levels of expectation in terms of quality of product and the service we offer,” Norton said. “In 2016, we will be completing a plant addition and improvements so we can turn orders faster, as well as launch a new online dealer center that will include new CRM features. We also will be launching several new products and programs to extend our reach in the market. We feel confident that these improvements will enhance the dealer experience with BioZyme as well as help dealers provide the best service possible to their customers.”