Carcasses, neglected cattle found in Madison County

Authorities have seized 36 head of neglected cattle from a farm near Winterset in Madison County.

The cattle were seized Sunday night and taken away for food, water and medical care. Authorities also found cattle carcasses on the property.

No arrests have been reported. The Sheriff's Office says charges are pending.

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BioZyme® Inc. launches "Feed the Future" program

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 to 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 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

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