BioZyme Launches “Feed the Future” Program to Benefit Hereford Youth Foundation of America

Supporting young people interested in production agriculture, and raising and showing cattle has always been important to livestock supplement manufacturer BioZyme® Inc. One way that BioZyme is showing that support is through its latest program called “Feed the Future” launching on Sept. 1.

BioZyme pledges tothumbnail_feedthefuture-logo2 donate $1 to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) for every bag/tub of an eligible BioZyme brand VitaFerm® supplement product purchased by an American Hereford Association member through the end of 2017.

Established in 1986, the HYFA is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated exclusively to scholarship and educational support of youth in the business of raising Hereford cattle. The organization’s goal is to recruit, support, educate, train and identify future leaders who will appreciate and extend the United State’s position as the bread and protein basket of the world.

“Through my years in the industry, I have gotten to know the Hereford Youth Foundation of America and witnessed first-hand all of the tremendous work they do to support the industry and Hereford youth,” said BioZyme President Bob Norton. “We are excited about the partnership we have forged with HYFA and this great cause.”

To qualify for the program, association members are asked to take a picture of their invoice every time they purchase an eligible VitaFerm product, then email the picture to hereford@biozymeinc.com or text it to 816-383-3109. BioZyme will donate $1 per bag/tub with the proof of purchase to the HYFA.

VitaFerm products are specifically designed to promote proper rumen fermentation and gut health, by containing BioZyme’s natural, proprietary prebiotic AMAFERM®, along with a balanced nutritional profile of minerals, proteinated trace minerals and vitamins.

For a list of eligible products or assistance selecting the right VitaFerm supplement to maximize the health of your herd, contact Erin Creason, Inside Sales Coordinator, at 816-238-7084 or visit www.vitaferm.com.

BioZyme Hires Guy Rusche as South Dakota Area Sales Manager

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Guy Rusche, South Dakota Area Sales Manager

BioZyme recently hired Guy Rusche of Garretson, SD as a BioZyme Area Sales Manager for its supplement division.

In this position, Rusche is responsible for promoting sales of BioZyme products and supporting BioZyme’s dealer network in South Dakota. BioZyme’s supplement brands include VitaFerm®, Sure Champ®, Gain Smart™, VitaCharge® and Vitalize®.

Prior to BioZyme, Rusche worked as a Beef Specialist for Summit Livestock Facilities in Remington, IN. He has more than 20 years of experience in the livestock industry and a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from South Dakota State University.

“Guy is a native of South Dakota who is very knowledgeable of the cattle industry and has the desire to provide excellent service to BioZyme’s customers. He will be a great asset to the cattlemen in South Dakota,” said Mike Wadle, BioZyme Director of National Sales – North.

Rusche also owns a herd of registered Corriente cattle and is a member of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, AQHA and the North American Corriente Association. Rusche grew up on a 3,000-acre diversified beef and grain operation, which included a commercial cow/calf and backgrounding/feedlot operation.

For a list of BioZyme Area Sales Managers, visit http://biozymeinc.com/our-staff/.

BioZyme Introduces New Concept∙Aid® Power Block for Cattle

Concept Aid Power Block - web sizeBioZyme Inc. brand VitaFerm® is now offering its highly bioavailable Concept∙Aid® breeding mineral in a convenient Power Block delivery system.

“The Concept∙Aid Power Block is a convenient delivery system designed to optimize forage digestion while enhancing reproductive performance,” said Twig Marston, BioZyme Technical Sales Field Manager. “Concept∙Aid Power Blocks are formulated to deliver the same high-quality minerals, trace minerals and vitamins that are found in Concept∙Aid loose mineral with the added bonus of protein fortification and the dependability of a pressed block.”

The new Concept∙Aid Power Block combines 20% natural protein with highly available organic copper, zinc, manganese and high levels of Vitamin E for free choice supplementation.

The block is specifically formulated to target cycling, embryo production and conception when fed to cattle 30 days prior to calving through breeding. The addition of BioZyme’s proprietary Amaferm® advantage — a natural feed additive that acts as a prebiotic to increase digestibility to maximize the energy value of feed — has also been research-proven to increase energy available to the animal, resulting in more milk production as well as an increased ability to initiate and maintain pregnancy and fertility. The Concept∙Aid Power Block is especially beneficial in Artificial Insemination and embryo transfer breeding programs.

“Energy requirements increase significantly during the last third of pregnancy and while the cow is producing milk,” said Marston. “Protein is the second limiting nutrient in most rations. Without adequate amounts of protein in the diet, daily feed consumption drops off, feed passage rates decrease and overall digestive efficiency declines. To get to most nutrition from low and medium quality forage-based diets, cow/calf producers should include Amaferm in their protein, mineral and vitamin supplementation programs. ”

One 40-pound Concept∙Aid Power Block is recommended for 10-20 head of cattle. The rate of consumption is 1 lb. per head, per day.

For more information about VitaFerm’s new Concept∙Aid Power Block, visit www.vitaferm.com/products/concept-aid-power-block/.

BioZyme Utilizing New Software to Improve Shipping Efficiency Nationwide

BioZyme is leveraging a new freight management software system that enables the feed supplement manufacturer to arrange customer freight shipments more easily and efficiently, plus allow customers to track their shipments online.

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Trucks picking up product for shipment from BioZyme’s warehouse.

Partnering with online freight management software company Freightview, BioZyme is now able to quickly arrange freight shipments to its wide distribution of customers across North America. Prior to using the software, the growing company used a manual shipping process for its large orders that required employees to spend a lot of time searching different websites for a shipment quote. With the new system, data is exchanged with multiple carriers so quoting, booking and tracking shipments is streamlined in one location.

Since implementing the new management software, BioZyme has significantly cut the amount of time and money it spends on shipping, plus improved its on-time delivery rates and customer satisfaction. The software also allows BioZyme to view shipment arrival times, locate the product within the plant and notify customers on their order’s progress. Customers can even track their own shipments online through the new system.

“The new software allows us to provide customers with faster, more cost-efficient delivery of their products,” said Chris Feiden, BioZyme supply chain director. “We can save on average 10 minutes per shipment, which totals over 50 hours per month — time that we would much rather spend addressing the animal nutritional needs of our customers.”