Private Label Services

Here at Catalyst we provide custom formulation and manufacturing services for the livestock, poultry, pet, wildlife and aquaculture industries.

We pride ourselves in producing high quality products as well as high quality customer service; in our mission to help grow healthier animals around the world, while growing your business.

Customer Service

Ultimately, everything we do is about helping you win in business. That means we work to continually improve every part of our business in order to better help your business deliver safe, effective products to your customers and grow to its full potential.

Here to help:

  • Nutrition and Formulation Consulting
  • Quality Assurance
  • Government Regulation Expertise
  • International Regulation Expertise
  • Microbial-Enzyme Consulting
  • Manufacturing Analysis
  • Exporting Information


At Catalyst we maintain the highest commitment to quality and integrity throughout our operation.

Because of our commitment to quality and safety our facility is 100% Safe Feed Safe Food Certified. The Safe Feed/Safe Food program establishes comprehensive standards of excellence that go beyond existing regulations to maximize food and feed safety.


Catalyst’s wide range of production capabilities:

  • 7 separate lines of production for blending and mixing
  • 1,000 to 8,000lb. batches
  • 4oz to 1-ton tote packaging
  • 1 USDA certified organic production line

Our Certified Organic line of production gives you the opportunity to manufacture your organic products or convert almost any of your products into an organic version.

Special Packaging

Packaging options are practically limitless, including:

  • Heat Sealed or Sewn Bags (up to 25kg bags)
  • Foil Packs
  • Paper Bags
  • One Ton Totes
  • Plastic Jars
  • Pails
  • Buckets

…and much more

All packaging is ordered and made to your specifications.

Custom Labeling

Put YOUR name on YOUR product!

All labels are custom made to your specifications:

  • Content
  • Dimensions
  • Placement

Choose what label best fits your packaging:

  • Sewn on Tag
  • Crack and Peel
  • Custom printed bag

New Product Prototyping Services

Catalyst is pleased to offer flat-fee prototyping services for your new and evolving product lines. Our unique capabilities, combined with our positioning in the market as a trusted supplier of private label products ensure that you can test your new products quickly, and confidently. We guarantee delivery of your test-product in 30 days or less!


(100% discount for 5 tons; Scaled discount below 5 ton order)

Prototyping Program Outline

  • Prototyping service is for orders of less than 1000 lbs. Minimum order size – 100 lbs. Standard terms and conditions apply for orders greater than 1000 lbs.
  • Catalyst’s standard confidentiality agreement must be signed prior to any exchange of detailed information or formulations.
  • Catalyst will require an SDS in advance of production - for all customer supplied materials.
  • Catalyst guarantees your test product will be produced within 30 days of receipt of PO (unless special order material delays production).
  • Retained Sample – Catalyst will retain a 1 kg. sample for 2 years, per our SF/SF Quality Management System.
  • Test Samples – Catalyst will provide 2 x 1 kg. test samples for testing and evaluation by the customer, or by customer’s designated lab. Next-day freight and lab fees at customer cost. Additional sampling is available at $10 per sample.
  • Packaging – Catalyst will package final product in 50 lb. white multi-ply sewn bag, tag sewn on per customer’s specification in black and white.
  • Price schedule:

    • Class 1 – (2-3 ingredients) - $500 + materials – CIF
    • Class 2 - (4-7 ingredients) - $800 + materials – CIF
    • Class 3 - (8-15 ingredients) - $1000 + material – CIF
    • Special - (16 or more ingredients / special handling required (i.e., dust masks, tyvex suits, etc.) - $1200 + materials – CIF
  • Material cost - additional fees may apply for special order products.
  • Re-work fee – should customer request re-work of test product, an additional $100 plus materials will be charged. Limit two per order.
  • Prototype services are available for small-pack production – special rules and pricing applies.


The Family History

In 1933 August and Carmalita Zamzow began manufacturing animal feed in Boise, Idaho. Using formulas from the University of Idaho and some hand tools, Grandma Z – as the family called her – would hand mix her own blend of vitamins and minerals, plus local-grown grains. The finished products, turned a shovelful at time, were packed into 100 lb. bags that were hand-sewn closed.

Grandma Z listened to her customer’s feedback, and read every scrap of new information about animal health she could find. As a result, Zamzow formulas quickly gained a reputation as products that just worked better. By the early 1950’s, Zamzows had outgrown their first facility. Grandma Z’s son Bernie used the profits saved over the years to purchase a much larger flour mill in Meridian, Idaho, which was renovated and converted to the current feed mill. That mill stands today, still making great animal feeds – but the next generation, Bernie’s son, Jim Zamzow, had ideas that went beyond livestock feeds.

Jim Zamzow’s interests in the 1980’s led him to research high performance supplements for the horse industry. What started with horses quickly expanded to include everything from dogs and cats to exotic birds and zoo animals. Today, Jim’s children Jos and Callie Zamzow continue the family tradition – the fourth generation of Zamzows.

In 2009 the company purchased several feed manufacturing facilities in Iowa, which greatly expanded company capacity for large-volume production. The family named this division “PharmTech” – and the focus was on vitamin and mineral premixes for swine and poultry operations all over the world.

After a brief transition period, the name “Pharm-Tech” was changed to Catalyst, to reflect the family’s commitment to high quality nutrition and away from the antibiotic and chemical products that made up the majority of sales historically. Today Catalyst has 7 separate mixing lines, with multiple unique packaging options. Our expertise has grown to include water soluble and biological products that leverage all of the newest technology involving live bacteria as well as plant extracts and certified organic blends. The Catalyst facility services clients in China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Canada and is moving rapidly in Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Who is Catalyst?

Named Triple-F for many years, and more recently called Pharmtech, Catalyst is the successor company, now owned by a Boise family with over 83 years of experience in the animal feed business. While we are continuing to produce well-known legacy products like OCM and Finisher Pak, we’ve changed our name to reflect the fact that drug blending is no longer part of our core business. We’re working to bring new and improved proprietary products to the market to help make your herd as efficient as possible!

What is Catalyst?

Catalyst – a Safe Feed/Safe Food certified facility – has blending mills in Urbandale, Iowa. We manufacture proprietary pre-mix vitamin and mineral supplements, prebiotics, probiotics, and private-label products for our various customers. We’re family-owned, and working hard to grow our business in a unique niche – small batches, complex mixes, the things the “big guys” don’t want to mess with.

Why Catalyst?

We have a wide variety of processes capable of producing batches from 200 pounds, up to 8,000 lbs or 4 tons. Our packaging capabilities range from 4 oz. pouches to 1 ton totes – offering customers maximum flexibility and efficiency in production. We can wet-mix, we can make bolus products, and we’re also organic certified! We have a wide variety of proprietary products to suit your herd’s needs, and we’re happy to blend your nutritionist’s specific mix when it’s called for.

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