PharmTech Expects Animal Feed Sales Increase 30%

8/11/2010

More Overseas Sales of OCM Global Supplement For Cattle Feed, Poultry Feed, Other Animal Feeds 

DES MOINES — Second quarter sales at PharmTech International, custom packaging company for cattle feed, poultry feed and other livestock feeds, are expected to be up 30 percent over the first quarter, a company executive said today. PharmTech also produces nutritional supplements for animal feed.

Steve Hartung, operations manager, attributed the increase to several factors affecting the animal feed and custom manufacturing and packaging industry. “People are becoming more optimistic about the agricultural economy as a whole,” he said. “Our customers need a partner who is in it for the long haul. They  can see that we are here to stay and are bringing their business back to PharmTech.”

Other reasons include a growing customer base of game farms and their need for animal feed and a significant increase in overseas sales of PharmTech’s proprietary OCM Global digestive supplement for pigs, beef and poultry. OCM Global, an animal feed supplement, is a non-medicated proprietary blend of minerals that has been credited with digestive support in dairy cattle, poultry and swine for many years. OCM Global works by supporting nutrient digestibility and maximizing livestock feed intake, resulting in uninterrupted performance and growth, according to Steve Hartung, general manager. PharmTech sells more than 2 million pounds of OCM Global a year.

PharmTech provides custom manufacturing and pelleting for private-label animal feed products. It recently expanded its custom packaging capabilities by purchasing machinery that allows it to fill 5- to 25-pound polyethylene bags with livestock feed.

Dynamite Marketing, owner of PharmTech, has been producing animal feed and nutritional supplements for virtually every member of the animal kingdom for four generations. Dynamite is based in Meridian, Idaho, and is privately held.

Additional information about PharmTech International is available on the Internet at ww.old.old.old.old.old.old.old.old.old.catalystnng.com or by calling (515) 254-1290.

PharmTech International, Producer of OCM Global for Cattle Feed, Reopens Under New Ownership

10/24/2008

More Than 2 Million Pounds of OCM Global Digestive Supplement to Cattle Feed Sold Last Year

DES MOINES — PharmTech International, producer of OCM Global nutritional supplement for cattle, has reopened its two animal feed plants, located here and in Westside, under new ownership.
PharmTech last year sold more than 2 million pounds of OCM Global, a non-medicated proprietary blend of minerals that has been credited with digestive support in beef production for many years, said Steve Hartung, operations manager.
OCM Global works by supporting nutrient digestibility and efficient rumen fermentation, as well as maximizing feed intake, which in turn promotes efficient weight gain,” he said. “It is an essential part of the feeding phase for incoming cattle, growing cattle and finishing cattle.”
In addition to continuing production of the OCM Global nutritional supplement and providing custom livestock feed manufacturing and pelleting, PharmTech will produce proprietary animal nutrition products and fertilizers developed by its new owners, an Idaho family that has been in the animal feed business for four generations.

“We are very pleased to be operating again,” added Hartung. “The new owners have been in the livestock feed business even longer than we have. Our combined knowledge of animal feed should be of tremendous benefit to our customers.”
“We are proud to be able to reopen a company that has been a major player in animal feed and nutrition for decades,” said Callie Novak, vice president of operations for Dynamite Marketing, Inc., which purchased the mills. “We share the same dedication to animal health, and the acquisition of the mill will make it easier for us to serve our customers in the Midwest and Eastern United States.
“Our family has been in the animal feed business since my great-grandparents came to Idaho in the early 1900s and our roots are in healthy feed for horses and livestock,” Novak said. “In fact, our horse supplement was so far ahead of its time that we have recently seen other companies use some of our original feed technology and introduce it as ‘new’ — 20 years after we first introduced it.”
Dynamite’s growth in the Midwest and on the East Coast has lagged behind growth in the West, primarily because shipping costs were a deterrent. Production in Iowa is expected to change that, Novak said.
In addition to animal feeds and nutritional supplements, the mills will produce products for TerraLife, Dynamite Marketing’s sister company and distributor of the Dr. JimZ Secret Formula Save-a-Tree fertilizer and related products.
Additional information is available at www.old.old.old.old.old.old.old.old.old.catalystnng.com or by calling 515-254-1290.

PharmTech reopens in Westside

10/17/2008

After six weeks, PharmTech is back in operation in Westside.

PharmTech began producing custom feed and ingredients at facilities in Westside and Des Moines in 1996 and was purchased by Dynamite Marketing, Inc., this year. Operations and equipment in Westside remain unchanged at this time.
Steve Hartung, operations manager of PharmTech, said in a press release, “We are very pleased to be operating again. The new owners have been in the livestock feed business even longer than we have. Our combined knowledge of animal feed should be of tremendous benefit to our customers.”

Debra Vogl, office manager in Westside, stated she is pleased to be able to continue offering high quality products to their customers. She has worked at this location for many years and been through lots of changes with the company.
Additional staff at the location include Larry Ahrendsen, the only other veteran worker, Keith Klocke, Chad Reynods, and Jim Wolterman.
One of the best known proprietary products – OCM Global – PharmTech manufactured and marketed two million pounds of, according to their web site (www.pharmtech.com), “A uniquely formulated source of supplemental minerals for livestock and poultry, which has been often imitated but never duplicated!”
Dynamite Marketing is headquartered in Meridian, Idaho, where they have manufactured their own specialty products since the 1930s. Products include supplements and feeds for all types of animals, but the company has historically specialized in equine nutrition.
Lavon Calzacorta, Operations Manager for Dynamite Marketing, said of the acquisition, “It is a great avenue for corn and soybeans to be purchased here and used in Idaho.”
Because the grain is produced here, the cost savings from purchasing it here will allow Dynamite Marketing to improve distribution and expand product offerings nationally.
Calzacorta also asserted, “We try to buy everything we possibly can locally.”
Currently, PharmTech in Westside is not equipped with a grain dealer license so cannot purchase products directly from producers but utilizes commodities from local cooperatives and other suppliers. Vogl thought this might be something they would pursue in the future.
The Westside location is an important, and somewhat unique, addition to the company, Calzacorta insisted, because it “can handle any size from great big batches to small bags.

Iowa’s Pharmtech Re-opens its Feed Plants

9/17/2008

Source: Business Wire

PharmTech International, Des Moines, IA, has reopened its two animal feed plants, located here and in Westside, under new ownership.
In addition to continuing its signature OCM Global nutritional supplement for livestock and poultry feed and providing custom livestock feed manufacturing and pelleting, PharmTech will produce proprietary animal nutrition products and fertilizers developed by its new owners, an Idaho family that has been in the animal feed business for four generations.
“We are very pleased to be operating again,” said Steve Hartung, operations manager of PharmTech, noting that the annual demand for OCM Global has grown to exceed more than 2 million pounds worldwide. “The new owners have been in the livestock feed business even longer than we have. Our combined knowledge of animal feed should be of tremendous benefit to our customers.”
“We are proud to be able to reopen a company that has been a major player in animal feed and nutrition for decades,” said Callie Novak, vice president of operations for Dynamite Marketing, Inc., which purchased the mills. “We share the same dedication to animal health, and the acquisition of the mill will make it easier for us to serve our customers in the Midwest and Eastern United States.
“Our family has been in the animal feed business since my great- grandparents came to Idaho in the early 1900s and our roots are in healthy feed for horses,” Novak said. “In fact, our horse supplement was so far ahead of its time that we have made very few modifications over the years. Both Dynamite and PharmTech also offer excellent poultry feed and cattle feed.”
Dynamite’s growth in the Midwest and on the East Coast has lagged behind growth in the West, primarily because shipping costs were a deterrent. Production in Iowa is expected to change that, Novak said.
In addition to animal feeds and nutritional supplements, the mills will produce products for TerraLife, Dynamite Marketing’s sister company and distributor of the Dr. JimZ Secret Formula Save-a-Tree fertilizer and related products.

PharmTech International Reopens Feed Plants in Des Moines and Westside, IA Under New Ownership

9/12/2008

Des Moines—PharmTech International has reopened its two animal feed plants, located here and in Westside, under new ownership.

In addition to continuing its signature OCM Global nutritional supplement for livestock and poultry feed and providing custom livestock feed manufacturing and pelleting, PharmTech will produce proprietary animal nutrition products and fertilizers developed by its new owners, an Idaho family that has been in the animal feed business for four generations.
“We are very pleased to be operating again,” said Steve Hartung, operations manager of PharmTech, noting that the annual demand for OCM Global has grown to exceed more than 2 million pounds worldwide.
“The new owners have been in the livestock feed business even longer than we have.
“Our combined knowledge of animal feed should be of tremendous benefit to our customers.”
“We are proud to be able to reopen a company that has been a major player in animal feed and nutrition for decades,” said Callie Novak, vice president of operations for Dynamite Marketing, Inc., which purchased the mills.
“We share the same dedication to animal health, and the acquisition of the mill will make it easier for us to serve our customers in the Midwest and Eastern United States.
“Our family has been in the animal feed business since my great- grandparents came to Idaho in the early 1900s and our roots are in healthy feed for horses,” Novak said.
“In fact, our horse supplement was so far ahead of its time that we have made very few modifications over the years.
“Both Dynamite and PharmTech also o!er excellent poultry feed and cattle feed.”
Dynamite’s growth in the Midwest and on the East Coast has lagged behind growth in the West, primarily because shipping costs were a deterrent.
Production in Iowa is expected to change that, Novak said.
In addition to animal feeds and nutritional supplements, the mills will produce products for TerraLife, Dynamite Marketing’s sister company and distributor of the Dr. JimZ Secret Formula Save-a-Tree fertilizer and related products.
For more information, call 208-726-5869.

PharmTech International Animal Feed Plants Reopen

9/10/2008

Production of OCM Global Supplement for Livestock Feed, Cattle Feed, Poultry Feed to Resume

DES MOINES–(Business Wire)– PharmTech International here has reopened its two animal feed plants, located here and in Westside, under new ownership.
In addition to continuing its signature OCM Global nutritional supplement for livestock and poultry feed and providing custom livestock feed manufacturing and pelleting, PharmTech will produce proprietary animal nutrition products and fertilizers developed by its new owners, an Idaho family that has been in the animal feed business for four generations.
“We are very pleased to be operating again,” said Steve Hartung, operations manager of PharmTech, noting that the annual demand for OCM Global has grown to exceed more than 2 million pounds worldwide. “The new owners have been in the livestock feed business even longer than we have. Our combined knowledge of animal feed should be of tremendous benefit to our customers.”
“We are proud to be able to reopen a company that has been a major player in animal feed and nutrition for decades,” said Callie Novak, vice president of operations for Dynamite Marketing, Inc., which purchased the mills. “We share the same dedication to animal health, and the acquisition of the mill will make it easier for us to serve our customers in the Midwest and Eastern United States.
“Our family has been in the animal feed business since my great-grandparents came to Idaho in the early 1900s and our roots are in healthy feed for horses,” Novak said. “In fact, our horse supplement was so far ahead of its time that we have made very few modifications over the years. Both Dynamite and PharmTech also offer excellent poultry feed and cattle feed.”
Dynamite’s growth in the Midwest and on the East Coast has lagged behind growth in the West, primarily because shipping costs were a deterrent. Production in Iowa is expected to change that, Novak said.
In addition to animal feeds and nutritional supplements, the mills will produce products for TerraLife, Dynamite Marketing’s sister company and distributor of the Dr. JimZ Secret Formula Save-a-Tree fertilizer and related products.
Release Summary:
PharmTech International in Iowa has reopened its two animal feed plants, manufacturing its signature OCM Global nutritional supplement for livestock feed and poultry feed.

PharmTech International Animal Feed Plants Reopen

9/9/2008

Production of OCM Global Supplement for Livestock Feed, Cattle Feed, Poultry Feed to Resume

DES MOINES (Sept. 09, 2008) — PharmTech International has reopened its two animal feed plants, located here and in Westside, under new ownership.

In addition to continuing its signature OCM Global nutritional supplement for livestock and poultry feed and providing custom livestock feed manufacturing and pelleting, PharmTech will produce proprietary animal nutrition products and fertilizers developed by its new owners, an Idaho family that has been in the animal feed business for four generations.
“We are very pleased to be operating again,” said Steve Hartung, operations manager of PharmTech, noting that the annual demand for OCM Global has grown to exceed more than 2 million pounds worldwide. “The new owners have been in the livestock feed business even longer than we have. Our combined knowledge of animal feed should be of tremendous benefit to our customers.”
“We are proud to be able to reopen a company that has been a major player in animal feed and nutrition for decades,” said Callie Novak, vice president of operations for Dynamite Marketing, Inc., which purchased the mills. “We share the same dedication to animal health, and the acquisition of the mill will make it easier for us to serve our customers in the Midwest and Eastern United States.
“Our family has been in the animal feed business since my great- grandparents came to Idaho in the early 1900s and our roots are in healthyfeed for horses,” Novak said. “In fact, our horse supplement was so far ahead of its time that we have recently seen other companies use some of our original feed technology and introduce it as ‘new’ — 20 years after we first introduced it. Both Dynamite and PharmTech also offer excellent poultry freed and cattle feed.”
Dynamite’s growth in the Midwest and on the East Coast has lagged behind growth in the West, primarily because shipping costs were a deterrent. Production in Iowa is expected to change that, Novak said.
In addition to animal feeds and nutritional supplements, the mills will produce products for TerraLife, Dynamite Marketing’s sister company and distributor of the Dr. JimZ Secret Formula Save-a-Tree fertilizer and related products.

Release Summary:
PharmTech International in Iowa has reopened its two animal feed plants, manufacturing its signature OCM Global nutritional supplement for livestock feed and poultry feed.
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PharmTech International Animal Feed Plants Reopen Under New Ownership

9/1/2008

PharmTech International here has reopened its two animal feed plants, located here and in Westside, under new ownership.

In addition to continuing its signature OCM Global nutritional supplement for livestock and poultry feed and providing custom livestock feed manufacturing and pelleting, PharmTech will produce proprietary animal nutrition products and fertilizers developed by its new owners, an Idaho family that has been in the animal feed business for four generations. “We are very pleased to be operating again,” said Steve Hartung, operations manager of PharmTech, noting that the annual demand for OCM Global has grown to exceed more than 2 million pounds worldwide. “The new owners have been in the livestock feed business even longer than we have. Our combined knowledge of animal feed should be of tremendous benefit to our customers.”
“We are proud to be able to reopen a company that has been a major player in animal feed and nutrition for decades,” said Callie Novak, vice president of operations for Dynamite Marketing, Inc., which purchased the mills. “We share the same dedication to animal health, and the acquisition of the mill will make it easier for us to serve our customers in the Midwest and Eastern United States.
“Our family has been in the animal feed business since my great-grandparents came to Idaho in the early 1900s and our roots are in healthy feed for horses,” Novak said. “In fact, our horse supplement was so far ahead of its time that we have made very few modifications over the years. Both Dynamite and PharmTech also offer excellent poultry feed and cattle feed.”
Dynamite’s growth in the Midwest and on the East Coast has lagged behind growth in the West, primarily because shipping costs were a deterrent. Production in Iowa is expected to change that, Novak said. In addition to animal feeds and nutritional supplements, the mills will produce products for TerraLife, Dynamite Marketing’s sister company and distributor of the Dr. JimZ Secret FormulaSave-a-Tree fertilizer and related products.
Release Summary: PharmTech International in Iowa has reopened its two animal feed plants, manufacturing its signature OCM Global nutritional supplement for livestock feed and poultry feed.