Welcome Sure Champ® Summer Interns

BioZyme is excited to announce our 2016 Sure Champ summer interns: John Reasor, Sales Intern, and Victoria Osburn, Public Relations Intern. The Sure Champ summer internship program offers college juniors and seniors a variety of experiences related to sales and marketing in the livestock nutrition business, both in an office and field setting. Interns travel to various junior nationals and trade shows across the country promoting BioZyme’s supplement brands, as well as spend time working with current dealers.

John grew up outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Wildwood, Georgia. John is heavily involved in his family operation, Reasor Farms. The operation started as just a small commercial cow-calf operation but quickly grew into a Shorthorn and Angus herd that relies on embryo transfer technology for continue growth. John is expected to graduate from Oklahoma State University’s Department of Animal Science in May of 2017.

Victoria hails from Celina, Texas, and has shown cattle for more than 10 years. Primarily showing Shorthorns, she has served as the National Shorthorn Lassie Queen and President of the Texas Junior Shorthorn Association. Victoria is currently attending Texas Tech University working toward a degree in Agricultural Communications with a minor in Animal Science.

If you see John and Victoria at events throughout the summer, please introduce yourself and say hello!

Welcome New Area Sales Managers

Welcome New ASM, Trent Gabler

BioZyme would like to welcome Trent Gabler of Madison, Wisconsin, as a BioZyme Area Sales Manager for the supplement division serving Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. “What excites me about working for BioZyme is the opportunity to work with the very talented and passionate team of professionals who have made this company the success it is today. I believe in the products, the people and what BioZyme can bring to the modern livestock producer.”

Prior to BioZyme, Gabler worked as a Livestock Nutritionist and Marketing Manager for Complete Feed Service in Sharon, Wisconsin, and as a Cattle East Team Sales Representative for Sedona Ag representing Elanco Animal Health in Dubuque, Iowa. He was also a Calf and Heifer Specialist for NRV Inc. in Ixonia, Wisconsin. Gabler graduated from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls with a degree in Agriculture Marketing Communications and a minor in Animal Science. He is a member of the American Angus Association, American Red Angus Association and Wisconsin Angus Association.

Welcome New ASM, Chris Kyle

Representing BioZyme in the Arkansas and Louisiana areas, is new Area Sales Manager, Chris Kyle.

“Not only does Chris bring a vibrant and energetic work ethic to the table, but he also has a wealth of knowledge in the equine industry. I am extremely excited to see the impact that Chris will make in this territory,” said Alan Lee, BioZyme Director of Sales-North.

Chris, his wife, Lacee and two children, Coree and Kit, are active in the rodeo community and love to hunt and fish. Kyle has a degree in Ag Business from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Tap Into the Online Messaging Board

The BioZyme Online Dealer Center hosts an incredible tool for gaining product knowledge and direct access to our nutritionist team. Here you can post questions about anything you’d like in regards to product information, selling tips, shipping or freight and more. You are guaranteed to receive a response from our team, but this is an opportunity to interact with dealers as well.

Great discussion is always happening on the message board and we invite you to join by going to the Online Dealer Center at www.biozymedealer.com and selecting Resources >> Message Board in the main navigation menu located at the top of the screen!

4 Ways to Improve The Way You Creep

Now is the time to begin thinking about your creep feed rations. Creep feed allows producers to efficiently put weight on young calves, as small calves are very efficient at converting feed to gain. Also, as calves pass the 90-120 day mark, they begin to need additional supplementation as the lactating beef cow is only providing 50% of the daily nutrition that the calf needs. Ideally, lush pastures would provide the additional nutrition; however, lack of pasture due to challenging weather or acreage constraints can limit this.

At BioZyme® we offer three different products that can be incorporated with feedstuffs found at your local mill to create a complete creep ration, and a fourth product that can be incorporated into any pre-formulated/bagged creep feed.

Our wide variety of proven products help keep your cattle healthy and efficient. Producers also notice a big different in consistency in intake, and calves transition more easily at weaning. All VitaFerm® products contain the Amaferm® advantage, which increases the digestibility of feed and improves digestive health, allowing for more efficient gains.

SURE CHAMP®
Proven in the show ring, but works equally as well in creep feed to help maintain the strong appetite and healthy digestive system needed to unlock the genetic potential of your calves. Contains high levels of essential micronutrients for the extra bloom that show and sale cattle require.

VITAFERM® SURE POWER 37™
A high protein and macro minerals pellet that is a great fit for building today’s modern creep feeds. Contains moderate levels of essential micronutrients to ensure animal performance. Use it alone for commercial calf creeps or together with Sure Champ to build high performance show and creep rations.

SURE START® PELLET
The ideal supplement for stressed cattle during weaning. This pellet also works extremely well as a creep balancer, bringing high levels of vitamins and minerals when additional protein is not needed. Works well in distillers and corn gluten-based creep feeds.

AMAFERM® DIGEST MORE®
A low inclusion way to supplement Amaferm in any diet. At the feeding rate of 0.5 ounces, Digest More provides 2 grams of Amaferm. Digest More is best suited when additional protein, vitamins and minerals are not required.

For more information about creating a custom creep feed ration, contact Lindsey Grimes, BioZyme Nutrition Field Support, at lgrimes@biozymeinc.com or 816 596-8779.

Welcome Cody!

Welcome, Cody!
We are excited to introduce BioZyme’s newest team member, Cody Jensen, Quality Control and Production Efficiency Coordinator. In his new position, Jensen is responsible for ensuring that quality parameters are met during product receiving, manufacturing and delivery. Additionally, he will work to maximize mill efficiency and through put on a daily basis.

“Cody brings a great deal of experience in raising and showing animals to our production environment. We can better learn what is important to our customers in our finished product. Cody will be integrated into our production facility and provide direct quality control on all products made at the BioZyme plant,” said Chris Feiden, BioZyme Director of Supply Chain.

Jensen’s past internships have provided him some diverse experience. He previously interned as a Plant Engineer at

Kent Nutrition Group in Altoona, Iowa, and had an internship as Summer Manager at Nelson Poultry Farm, Inc. in Manhattan, Kansas.

He has an associate’s degree in Agriculture from Butler Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Feed Science from Kansas State. Jensen has served as Chairman of the National Junior Hereford Board and was a member of the Butler Community College Livestock Judging Team.

BioZyme Adds New Small-Package Manufacturing Plant

Due to the rapid growth of the Vita Charge® line of products and the need to ensure supply can meet demand, we have constructed our own small-package manufacturing plant. This will help us better meet your needs and the needs of your customers.

The Vita Charge line of products, excluding the phenomenal growth of the Vita Charge Stress Tub, has experienced growth of more than 75 percent compounded over the last four years. That’s 300 percent growth in just four years! This exciting growth has pushed our current supplier’s limits when it comes to capacity and fast turnaround for orders. 

More than once, we have been in a four week back order scenario for the Vita Charge products. This, coupled with desired growth in our truly amazing Vitalize® equine and dog recovery gel products, as well as the ability to create new beneficial products, led us to an innovative decision. 

After much planning, stressing, building, testing and re-testing, we are ready to go. Our new gel filling machine came all the way from Australia, and it is incredibly innovative – completely automated and lightning fast. We can now make all the gel, liquid, drench, gel caps and powder you can sell – for a while at least. Because of this innovation, we can now add more capacity quickly and easily. That is important as you continue to amaze us with your ability to represent, promote and sell these products unlike we ever thought possible.

New Product Alert

CONCEPT•AID® POWER TUB
SAME GREAT TUB NOW AVAILABLE IN A MORE CONVENIENT 50 LB TUB FOR EASY LIFTING
The Concept•Aid Power Tub is a superior product from a fortification perspective because it contains all-natural vegetable protein sources. This tub was designed to go head-to-head with the competition molasses tub in your area, whether it is Rangeland, Rio or any others.

VITAFERM® 30:13 TUB
The new VitaFerm 30:13 Tub, is a free choice supplement for beef cattle on forage based diets. It contains 30% protein and includes no more than 13% equivalent crude protein from non-protein nitrogen. It is a cooked molasses tub that is fully mineral fortified and contains organic copper as well as Amaferm®. It allows for a higher protein level at a low feeding rate. This tub is an economical solution when more protein supplementation is required and the producer is primarily focused on cost per unit of protein.

Creason Joins Inside Sales Team

We are very excited to welcome Erin Creason to our BioZyme Inside Sales Team as an Inside Sales Coordinator. Erin has been involved in the livestock industry since a young age, and was active in FFA through high school.

In 2009, Erin graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s in agriculture ccience, and an emphasis in agriculture education. Today, she and her husband, Ed, own and operate Creason Genetics, where they raise and exhibit show pigs, primarily Berkshires, throughout the country.

Dorothy Orts :: 2015 Top Biozyme Area Sales Manager

Congratulations to Dorothy Orts on another outstanding year with BioZyme! Dorothy has been with the company since 1997 and exudes an unparalleled passion for this industry. She is her customers’ biggest advocate and is constantly challenging herself and the company to develop new and creative ideas to help dealers offer practical solutions for their customers. She believes wholeheartedly in BioZyme’s commitment to research and always strives to help the customer understand the full value and potential of a product.

Dorothy’s 3 Tips for Sales Success:

  • Be patient but persistent
  • No doesn’t mean no – it just means not now (especially if they have a true understanding of the power of Amaferm®)
  • If you don’t stop to see a prospect, he or she CAN’T buy

With over $2 million dollars in sales in 2015, Dorothy is a vital part of our organization, a leader and most importantly, an example amongst our sales team. Thank you, Dorothy, for your passion, dedication and commitment to BioZyme and to providing great service to our dealers.