BioZyme® Welcomes Research Intern to St. Joseph

BioZyme® Inc., the maker of brands like VitaFerm® and Vita Charge®, is excited to welcome Mason DeVooght as its summer research intern to St. Joseph, Mo. DeVooght is working on the initial phases of a reproductive success bench marking project.

DeVooght, originally from Savannah, Mo., is a senior at Northwest Missouri State University. He is majoring in Agribusiness, and is working with BioZyme to build a database of beef cattle operations that use the BioZyme products with a focus on reproductive efficiency.

“The most exciting thing for me is learning about the industry and seeing how products help with the livelihood of animals,” DeVooght said.

DeVooght has worked closely with Dr. Twig Marston, Beef Business Development & Field Support, to develop how the information will be compiled. He will also work with the Area Sales Manager to gather the initial data.

“Mason is a good thinker who wants to be a part of the industry,” Marston said. “He has a great background in information and technology, and is a fast learner who will be a continual learner now and in the future.”

The research internship is based in St. Joseph, and will allow DeVooght to interact with nutritionists, sales staff and producers across the country.

BioZyme® Hires Richard Moats as Area Sales Manager in Montana & North Dakota

(SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., May 31, 2017) Richard Moats has been hired to represent BioZyme Inc., as its Area Sales Manager (ASM) in Montana and North Dakota. He brings a wealth of nutrition sales experience to BioZyme, and has worked around cattle and horses nearly his entire life. As an ASM, Moats will work to develop new and build upon current dealer and customer relations while promoting the BioZyme line of products.

Moats, a Montana native, has a vast knowledge of the nutrition business and sales. He previously owned and operated Moats Ranch Supply, and then became a territory manager for Hubbard Feeds. He continued work in feed sales for Ridley Block Operations, a division of Ridley Inc., and he specialized in opening up new territories with the help of distributors in the network.

“I look forward to selling products to people to help them be more profitable,” Moats said. “I have a passion to help producers expand their operation and make it better. I am excited to bring new products to people and to see them be successful.”

“I am excited that Richard was able to join the BioZyme team. He brings knowledge and experience of the cattle and equine business, which will help the dealer network along with providing an excellent resource for the producer,” said Michael Wadle, Northern Sales Manager for BioZyme.

Moats is married to his counselor and traveling companion, Rosie. He enjoys rodeo, team roping, hunting, guiding fishing trips and working with horses.

As an ASM, Moats will promote sales of BioZyme products and support the company’s dealer network in Montana and North Dakota. BioZyme’s supplement brands include VitaFerm®, Sure Champ®, Gain Smart™, Vita Charge®, DuraFerm® and Vitalize®. For a list of BioZyme Area Sales Managers, visit http://biozymeinc.com/our-staff.

BioZyme® Hires Caitlin Tye as Content and Social Media Manager

(SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., May 31, 2017) Caitlin Tye, a seventh generation agriculturalist, is the newest member of the marketing team at BioZyme® Inc. She began her role as Content and Social Media Manager on May 25.

Caitlin is an Illinois native who most recently coordinated the social media presence for Deere & Company. Prior to working at Deere, she served as an Admissions Counselor at New Mexico State University in Portales, as the Events Manager at the Curry County Events Center in Clovis, N.M., and as the Communications Director for the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. She is a graduate of West Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications. She competed in horse judging at both the junior and senior college levels.

“There are brands within BioZyme that have been on the forefront of utilizing social media to communicate with those using our products, but not all divisions within the company use that technology, some of which should be without question. Caitlin comes to us with incredible experience as a social media analyst with John Deere as well as a solid agricultural and equestrian background,” said Jackie Lackey, Director of Strategic Marketing for BioZyme. “Not only will Caitlin be able to facilitate engaging content and interact with our many different audiences, she will ensure that our social media efforts are meeting our objectives and creating the kind of return we expect. She is passionate about taking advantage of all of the tools available to us and our dealers so we can maximize our communication efforts through channels in which our customers already use on an everyday basis.”

Caitlin was raised in a rich farming community, and has always had deep appreciation for agriculture. While involved with the Miss America Organization, her platform was Ag education for youth and teaching the next generation to appreciate what farmers do. She also has a passion for the equine industry, and got her first pony at the age of nine. She currently owns a 5-year-old performance mare that is in a training program, and enjoys spending as much time as she can with her horse. Caitlin is a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

“I am excited to continue to work within my degree for an industry I am so passionate about. I am excited that I can work for BioZyme and be a military wife at the same time,” Caitlin said. “I am really excited about being a part of the vision of the company and where they want to take the brand in the future.”

Caitlin will relocate to Cabot, Ark., to live with her husband, Dylan, a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base. To reach Caitlin or any of the BioZyme staff, visit www.biozymeinc.com.

BioZyme® Welcomes Summer Intern to Saint Joseph

(SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., June 1, 2017) BioZyme® Inc., the maker of brands like Sure Champ® and Vita Charge®, is excited to welcome a marketing and communications intern to its team this summer. LAilee Langdon, Anamosa, Iowa, will represent BioZyme and its various product lines at events across the United States.

“The internships are another way BioZyme can support young people interested in agriculture,” said Crystal Blin, Marketing Programs Manager for BioZyme. “Our summer intern is confident, mature and brings to the table a lot of experience gained from past internships.”Langdon will work to promote the brands and the company on the Sure Champ Junior National Tour. She will gain experience in event planning and coordination, marketing, communications, and leadership. In addition to providing social media presence at the junior nationals and visiting with producers and exhibitors at the Sure Champ booth at various shows across the country, she will also help oversee the Junior National Mini-internship participants, something new to BioZyme in 2017.

Langdon is the 7th generation in her family to have grown up in an agricultural setting producing beef and row crops. She was heavily involved in youth programs, and showed Foundation Simmental, Charolais and Maine-Anjou heifers while maintaining various leadership positions in 4-H and FFA.

“I am looking forward to meeting producers all over the country to help educate them on the proven BioZyme products to give the producers the opportunity to enhance their operations. BioZyme has a great reputation in this industry and amazes me with their dedication to constant research and how they truly believe in each of their products,” said Langdon, who has used BioZyme products on her own livestock.

A recent graduate with an associate degree in Ag-Business from Kirkwood Community College, Langdon is always working to expand her knowledge base. She is honored to be a part of the BioZyme team and is looking forward to a great summer.

This is the sixth year for the marketing and communications summer internship at BioZyme. The interns are based in Saint Joseph, Mo., but will travel extensively to junior national shows across the country. Stop and say hello to her at the Sure Champ booth at your junior show.

BioZyme® Hires Justin O’Flaherty as ASM in Virginia and Carolinas

(SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., March 20, 2017) Justin O’Flaherty has been hired to serve as the Area Sales Manager in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia for BioZyme Inc. She is the fifth generation to grow up in an agricultural setting in her family. In her role as an ASM, she will work to develop new and build upon current dealer and customer relations while promoting the BioZyme line of products.

“I really like the BioZyme products and the science and research behind them,” O’Flaherty said. “I am looking forward to helping producers know they do have options out there, and with our products they can have healthier animals so that they won’t have to feed antibiotics to their livestock.”

O’Flaherty attended six semesters at Clemson University, and then received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from The Ohio State University. She was very active in campus activities at both universities taking leadership roles in Rodeo Club, Block and Bridle and Collegiate Cattlemen. She is active in the Miss America Organization, and is a two-time top-ten Miss Ohio semifinalist. She most recently worked as the Nutrition Analytical Consultant and Laboratory Manager at Rock River Laboratory in Wooster, Ohio.

“We are beyond excited about the addition of Justin to the BioZyme Team with the combination of her nutrition knowledge coupled with her work ethic and willingness to please people,” said Alan Lee, Southern Sales Manager for BioZyme. “I look for great things to come from a territory where we haven’t had much of a presence in the past.”

“I am excited about this ASM opportunity and to be able to help people while working for a family-owned company in a family-like atmosphere,”

O’Flaherty said. O’Flaherty enjoys travel, spending time with her family, especially her youngest sister, and taking care of her numerous animals. She, her mom, her middle sister and an aunt own a boutique in Saint Louis. She will relocate to her hometown of Darlington, South Carolina.

As an ASM, O’Flaherty will promote sales of BioZyme products and support the company’s dealer network in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. BioZyme’s supplement brands include
VitaFerm®, Sure Champ®, Gain Smart™, Vita Charge®, DuraFerm® and Vitalize®. For a list of BioZyme Area Sales Managers, visit http://biozymeinc.com/our-staff.

BioZyme® Names Cliff Ocker its Area Sales Manager in the New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont

SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., March 29, 2017) Cliff Ocker, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, is now the Area Sales Manager in the New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont for BioZyme® Inc. He has been working for the company for nearly a year, previously serving the dairy sector. In his role as an ASM, he will work to develop new and build upon current dealer/partner and customer relations while promoting the BioZyme line of products.

“I look forward to the opportunity to grow with a company with so much research behind it,” Ocker said. “I want to help create distribution channels so more producers have access to our products to allow those producers to see enhanced performance and healthier animals.”

Ocker received his Agricultural Business Management Degree from Penn State. He spent 17 years working in the dairy nutrition industry. He most recently worked for the Cumberland Valley Analytical Services as Director of Operations and Client Relations, where he worked for eight years.

“I am excited to have Cliff on board; he brings a business approach to work along with great knowledge of the ruminant, which will benefit everyone,” said Mike Wadle, Northern Sales Manager for BioZyme.

“I feel like we have barely tapped the market in this area, and we have a lot of opportunity for growth,”Ocker said.

Ocker has three teenage children. In his spare time he enjoys hunting and watching and playing sports.

As an ASM, Ocker will promote sales of BioZyme products and support the company’s dealer/partner network in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont. BioZyme’s supplement brands include VitaFerm®, Sure Champ®, Gain Smart™, Vita Charge®, DuraFerm® and Vitalize®. For a list of BioZyme Area Sales Managers, visit http://biozymeinc.com/our-staff.

BioZyme® Names Kevin Arand as Area Sales Manager in Central/Northern Wisconsin, Northern Minnesota

(SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., March 28, 2017) Kevin Arand, Madison, Wisconsin, is now the Area Sales Manager in central and northern Wisconsin and northern Minnesota for BioZyme® Inc. He has been working for the company for a year, previously serving the dairy sector. In his role as an ASM, he will work to develop new and build upon current dealer/partner and customer relations while promoting the BioZyme line of products.

“I am really looking forward to getting out and working with the producers, finding out about their problems, making their problems my own and finding answers for them as they relate to animal health and nutrition,” Arand said.

Arand has a strong background in animal nutrition. He earned his degree in Animal Science and Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He then worked for WS Ag Center in Columbus, Wisconsin, where he helped formulate diets for dairy cattle, dairy goats and cow-calf producers, as well as show livestock of all species. He grew up raising and showing cattle in Northern Illinois, and still likes to help livestock exhibitors custom formulate diets for their project animals.

“I really enjoy the people I get to work with and culture of the company at BioZyme,” he said. “We have a great staff with versatile experiences. I am excited to learn from them, and teach them what I know about the dairy side. It should be a fun transition.”

Arand said another enjoyable part to his job is working with his wife, Molly, who also works in animal nutrition as a territory sales manager for Stutsmans.

“Kevin understands the livestock industry very well. He has a passion to help the livestock producer become profitable, which is a great asset for BioZyme,” said Mike Wadle, Northern Sales Manager for BioZyme.

As an ASM, Arand will promote sales of BioZyme products and support the company’s dealer/partner network in Wisconsin and Minnesota. BioZyme’s supplement brands include VitaFerm®, Sure Champ®, Gain Smart™, Vita Charge®, DuraFerm® and Vitalize®. For a list of BioZyme Area Sales Managers, visit http://biozymeinc.com/our-staff.

BioZyme® Hires Jeremy Roberts as Area Sales Manager in Montana

(SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., March 15, 2017) BioZyme Inc., announces that it has hired Jeremy Roberts as its Area Sales Manager in Montana. The Montana native, based out of Absarokee, will cultivate relationships with dealers and customers while promoting BioZyme’s many brands.

“I am looking forward to developing good relationships with producers while servicing the state of Montana,” Roberts said. “This is pretty much uncharted territory, so the sky’s the limit.”

In this position, Roberts is responsible for promoting sales of BioZyme products and supporting the company’s dealer network across Montana. BioZyme’s supplement brands include VitaFerm®, Sure Champ®, Gain Smart™, Vita Charge®, DuraFerm™ and Vitalize®.

Roberts offers more than 20 years of experience working with purebred cattle producers in the state, as he and his wife, Kate, recently operated their own custom fitting service, preparing cattle for numerous purebred sales in Montana. They also raise and sell show steers and have been users of BioZyme products on their own operation for several years. They have a 7-year-old son, Chael, and enjoy being involved in the cattle industry and showing cattle.

“Jeremy is native of Montana who has a strong work ethic with customer satisfaction being a top priority. His knowledge of the cattle business and his people skills make him a great asset for BioZyme,” said Mike Wadle, Northern National Sales Director for BioZyme.

To contact Roberts or for a full list of BioZyme Area Sales Managers, visit http://biozymeinc.com/our-staff.

BioZyme® Introduces Gain Smart™ Stocker Program to Promote Healthy, Efficient Gains

(SAINT JOSEPH, Mo. Feb. 28, 2016)The new Gain Smart Stocker Program from BioZyme Inc. provides a research-proven, three-step supplement system for naturally increasing calf health, appetite, and more cost effective gain.

Known for research and proven results in forage utilization, it was just a matter of time before BioZyme launched it’s first-ever line of stocker mineral. All mineral options contain BioZyme’s proprietary prebiotic, Amaferm®, to promote calf health and economically produced pounds by maximizing the natural energy and protein available in forage and feed.

When added to a forage diet, Amaferm has been research-proven to provide 16% more energy plus 34% more microbial (natural) protein which led to .29 lbs. of average daily gain (ADG) on calves fed high-quality, small grains pasture in a University of Arizona study. When added to a high-grain diet, Amaferm is also proven to stabilize the rumen environment, which is very important to maximizing efficiency.

“Feeding the Gain Smart Stocker Program maximizes digestion no matter the diet, whether it’s forage or grain,” said Twig Marston, Technical Sales Field Manager at BioZyme.”Products recommended in the program accelerate gain by stimulating the calf’s rumen to function at top efficiency, maximizing both the natural energy and protein available to the animal. The program also works to improve calf health by reducing the effects of stress, the greatest immunity inhibitor, plus pays a 2 to 1 return through more gain and use of less medication.”

The GainSmart Program Stocker Program

Step 1 – Receive – Use once within 48 hours of receiving
Product:Vita Charge Cattle Drench

  • Jump starts feed and energy intake
  • Stimulates cattle’s immune system
  • Allows maximum effectiveness of vaccinations

Step 2 – Start – Feed 7-14 days of receiving
Product:Vita Charge Stress Tub

  • Promotes feed and water intake
  • MOS helps trap and flush bad bacteria limiting their ability to do harm
  • Increases digestibility to maximize the energy value of feed for more gains

Step 3 – Grow – Feed minimum of 45 days; 100 days is recommended
Product (Choose One): Gain Smart Stocker, Gain Smart Wheat Mineral, Gain Smart Balancer RU1600

  • Stimulates digestion and increases nutrient absorption for optimum gain
  • Supports hoof health and immunity
  • Accurately supplements those minerals lacking in the pasture

Within a month of launch, because of BioZyme’s reputation with VitaFerm®, Superior Livestock Auction picked up both VitaFerm and Gain Smart as the first-ever nutrition partners and named BioZyme its exclusive nutrition company in its value-added programs for 2017. To qualify for the Gain Smart program, and to carry the onscreen logo on Superior, calves must have been backgrounded for a minimum of 45 days prior to sale through delivery on a Gain Smart mineral.

For more information about the program, contact BioZyme Inside Sales at 816-344-5748 or a Superior Livestock Auction representative at superiorlivestock.com. About BioZyme® Inc.

BioZyme® Introduces DuraFerm™ Brand Product Line for Sheep and Goats

(SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., March 1, 2017) BioZyme® Inc. recently expanded its product line to include DuraFerm brand nutritional supplements for sheep and goats.

DuraFerm is a line of small ruminant nutrition supplements formulated to support the immune system and promote optimal digestive health and nutrition, resulting in maximized performance at every stage of production, said Erin Creason, BioZyme Inside Sales Coordinator.

“BioZyme is committed to providing high-quality nutritional supplements to the small ruminant sector,” said Creason. “All nutrient levels, including macro minerals, trace minerals and vitamins, have been carefully formulated in the DuraFerm products at different levels for each species, along with differences in recommended feeding rates.”

DuraFerm brand products include all-natural Goat Concept•Aid®, Sheep Concept•Aid, and Sheep Concept•Aid Protein Tub. All products are a highly bioavailable, vitamin and mineral supplements specifically designed to target cycling, embryo production and conception when fed 30 days prior to kidding/lambing through breeding. Concept•Aid contains organic zinc, manganese, selenium yeast and high levels of Vitamin E to support maximum production and health, particularly within A.I. and E.T. breeding programs. Additionally, Sheep Concept•Aid helps to prevent white muscle disease and milk fever in sheep.

These products contain BioZyme’s proprietary Amaferm®, a natural prebiotic that increases digestion to maximize the energy value of feed. Amaferm has been research-proven to increase the energy available to the animal resulting in more milk production, as well as the ability to initiate and maintain pregnancy and fertility. For additional sheep and goat Amaferm research information, visit www.amaferm.com/sheep-goats/.

For more information about the DuraFerm brand, visit www.duraferm.com or contact Erin Creason at 816-238-7084 or ecreason@biozymeinc.com.