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BioZyme® Inc., manufacturers of Amaferm®, VitaFerm®, Sure Champ® and other proprietary, natural supplements for cattle, swine, poultry and show livestock, recently hired Kevin Arand of Waunakee, as dairy territory business manager in the Supplement Division.

In this position, Arand provides support to dairymen and cattle nutritionists regarding the application of BioZyme's proprietary Amaferm natural feed additive. Amaferm acts as a prebiotic to increase digestibility and maximize the energy value of feed.

'Kevin comes to BioZyme with experience in dairy and beef nutrition, as well as reproduction and body scoring. He will support the value and application of Amaferm into cattle diets in Wisconsin,' said Barry Christie, BioZyme dairy business manager. 'He will also implement on dairy Apparent Nutrient Digestibility Assays provided by BioZyme. This assay evaluates pre-existing TMR digestibility, specifically forage fiber and starch digestion. This in turn sets up a protocol for the nutritionist to address digestibility issues that affect the accuracy of the diet and short- and long-term productivity of the animals.'

Prior to BioZyme, Arand worked as a nutritional consultant for WS Ag Center in Columbus, and as a reproductive specialist for Select Sires in Waupun. He has a BS in Animal Science and a minor in Nutrition and Ag Business from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville.

Arand is a member of the American Shorthorn Association, FFA and 4-H. He grew up raising and showing cattle in Stockton, IL and fed BioZyme brands VitaFerm, Sure Champ and Concept·Aid® to his own cattle.

'During my time doing nutritional work, I gained a lot of experience using Amaferm in dairy cattle, beef cattle, feedlot steers, dairy goats and swine,' he said. 'I have also sold a significant amount of show feed, calf starters and milk replacers containing Amaferm with a huge amount of success. I have never found a place in any of my feed programs where Amaferm has not worked.'

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