The information below has been supplied by dairy marketers and other industry organizations. It has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hoard’s Dairyman.Lallemand Animal Nutrition expanded the reach of its technical support and sales teams with the addition of six people:
- Tricia Wood, Ph.D., Ruminant Technical Services
- Megan Kludt, Field Support Specialist supporting the Midwest
- Makayla Linville, Field Support Specialist supporting the Southwest
- Maddison Degenshein, M.S., Territory Business Manager in N. California, Oregon and Washington
- Carrie Feucht, PAS, Territory Business Manager, Midwest
- Joe Wayman, Business Development Manager, Pet
The new employees will support the company’s prominent microbial solutions such as MAGNIVA® Forage Inoculants, LEVUCELL® SC and LEVUCELL® SB.
Wood brings more than 15 years of experience in animal health and nutrition to Lallemand Animal Nutrition. She was raised on a farrow-to-finish swine farm, which inspired her to earn a bachelor's degree in animal science and a doctorate in animal physiology from Iowa State University. In graduate school, Wood began researching the role of prebiotics and probiotics in supporting the immune system of dairy calves. Since graduating, she helped develop feed additive products for improving calf health and performance.
Kludt brings a wide range of experiences to Lallemand Animal Nutrition, including work in university extension and time as a dairy herdsman. She has a bachelor’s degree in dairy production and agricultural education from South Dakota State University, where she also was a student-athlete on the track team.
Linville brings years of experience with dairy forage management. She spent three years at the Royal and Noble Dairy in Garden City, Kan., inspecting and sampling forages. Linville holds an associate degree from Garden City Community College, where she was on the national meat judging team, and a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Tarleton State University in Stephensville, Texas, where she also participated in meat judging.
Degenshein recently completed her master’s degree at the University of Alberta after finishing her bachelor's degree at the University of Idaho. During her graduate work, she helped develop a bovine-derived probiotic and completed four research trials.
Feucht comes to Lallemand Animal Nutrition after three years as a technical sales manager working directly with nutritionists and feed mills. She also worked as a livestock production specialist, where Feucht was focused on nutrition and feed sales. She was raised on a family farm and has been active in the Wisconsin dairy industry through 4-H, FFA and Junior Holstein Association.
Wayman spent the last five years providing animal health consulting services to U.S. and international companies in both the veterinary and retail consumer space. He previously worked as director of sales and pet product development for Lifes2good and as director of North American veterinary sales for Royal Canin. Wayman also brings product development and marketing experience in human biologics and pharmaceuticals.