BioZyme Expands Its HEAT Line As Temperatures Rise

Saint Joseph, MO - As temperatures start to climb, and the summer days approach, BioZyme Inc., is excited to expand its line of vitamin and mineral supplements that contain HEAT. The HEAT line now includes a variety of supplements for beef cattle in all phases of production as well as a sheep breeding mineral.

All BioZyme products contain Amaferm, a precision prebiotic designed to increase intake, digestibility and absorption of available feed. HEAT is a package of proprietary plant extracts that include a unique blend of clove, cinnamon and chili pepper to help support animal performance in both heat and fescue situations. Amaferm and HEAT are both research-proven to maintain body temperature any time it reaches above 70 degrees or hotter.

HEAT for Sheep
One of the newest HEAT products is the first of its kind for sheep. DuraFerm Sheep Concept•Aid HEAT is a breeding mineral designed for ewes to help get them bred and keep them bred during the summer heat. DuraFerm Sheep Concept•Aid contains organic zinc and manganese, selenium yeast and high levels of vitamin E to support maximum reproduction and health. It is research-proven to increase the energy available to the animal resulting in more milk production as well as the ability to initiate and maintain pregnancy and fertility.

"We've had a lot of sheep producers, especially in the South, that liked the DuraFerm Sheep Concept•Aid and heard about the results that cattle producers were having with our HEAT package, so they had asked for a HEAT mineral for their ewes. The HEAT package will help regulate body temperature and help keep ewes bred and settle pregnancy, or in the case of embryo transfer, produce more embryos and get the recips settled," said Jake Warntjes, BioZyme Inc. Director of National Sales.

"I would recommend running a two-mineral program throughout the year. Keep the ewes on Concept•Aid during the fall through spring. As soon as it is consistently 70 degrees, switch them to Concept•Aid with HEAT, so you can battle the stress of heat once it really becomes a challenge," said Warntjes.

HEAT for Cattle
In addition to introducing a new breeding mineral for sheep, BioZyme launched a new breeding mineral for cattle, VitaFerm Concept•Aid 5/S HEAT. This free-choice vitamin and mineral supplement for beef cattle is specifically designed for reproductive success when fed 60 days pre-calving through 60 days post-breeding. This improved breeding mineral also contains HEAT to help maintain normal performance during temperatures of 70 degrees and hotter, or anytime cattle are grazing fescue.

VitaFerm Concept•Aid HEAT contains organic copper, zinc and manganese to ensure maximum bioavailability of nutrients to the animal, as well as high levels of vitamin E and selenium to promote optimized fertility. Help get your cows bred and keep them bred through the summer, resulting in more live calves.

In addition to the Concept•Aid HEAT, the HEAT package also comes in a variety of other products to assist the beef producer in various stages of production and offer convenient solutions to challenges.

VitaFerm HEAT mineral is a free-choice vitamin and mineral supplement for beef cattle on pasture to help prevent heat stress during temperatures in excess of 70 degrees, or anytime cattle are grazing fescue.

VitaFerm HEAT Aureo 3G is a loose vitamin and mineral supplement for beef cattle on pasture to help prevent heat stress during extreme temperatures, or anytime cattle are grazing fescue and includes Aureo for control of Anaplasmosis. Due to the presence of Aureo, this medicated feed requires a VFD from your veterinarian.

VitaFerm HEAT IGR is another free-choice vitamin and mineral supplement for beef cattle on pasture to help prevent heat stress, or anytime cattle are grazing fescue. This option includes IGR to prevent the breeding of horn flies in the manure of treated cattle. IGR is limited to availability in licensed states.

VitaFerm HEAT Tub is a 200-pound cooked tub to help prevent heat stress in cattle during excessive temperatures.

Gain Smart Stocker HEAT is a free-choice vitamin and mineral supplement for stocker cattle designed to balance basic nutrient needs for maximized efficient gain on grass pasture. It is ideal to keep stocker cattle in optimum health in excessive heat while keep them eating and drinking.

Vita Charge Stress Tub HEAT is a 50-pound cooked tub for beef cattle that supports digestive health and promotes feed and water intake during times of stress and recovery. It conveniently allows beef cattle to get their daily dose of Vita Charge without additional handling, while including the HEAT package.

In addition to helping maintain body temperature and combat heat stress, all HEAT products contain garlic to deter insects. The combination of Amaferm, HEAT and garlic make the above supplements a great choice for any cattle or sheep producer.

To learn more about the Amaferm advantage and how to help keep your livestock temperatures regulated this summer, visit

Source: BioZyme news release