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Lallemand Animal Nutrition has expanded the scope of its technical support and sales teams with the addition of six people:
- Tricia Wood, Ph.D., Ruminant Technical Services
- Megan Kludt, Midwest Field Support Specialist
- Makayla Linville, Field Support Specialist supporting South West
- Maddison Degenshein, MS, Territory Sales Manager in Northern California, Oregon and Washington
- Carrie Feucht, PAS, Territory Sales Manager, Midwest
- Joe Wayman, Business Development Manager, Pet
New employees will support the company’s leading microbial solutions such as MAGNIVA® Forage inoculants, LEVUCELL® SC and LEVUCELL® SB.
Wood brings over 15 years of animal health and nutrition experience to Lallemand Animal Nutrition. She was raised on a pig farm from birth to finish, which inspired her to earn a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a doctorate in animal physiology from Iowa State University. During his graduate studies, Wood began to investigate the role of prebiotics and probiotics in supporting the immune system of dairy calves. Since graduating, she has contributed to the development of feed additive products to improve the health and performance of calves.
Kludt brings a wide range of experience to Lallemand Animal Nutrition, including work in academic extension and time as a dairy herder. She has a bachelor’s degree in dairy farming and agricultural education from South Dakota State University, where she was also a student-athlete on the track team.
Linville brings years of experience in dairy forage management. She spent three years at the Royal and Noble Dairy in Garden City, Kansas inspecting and sampling forages. Linville holds an associate’s 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 the judging of the meat.
Degenshein recently completed her master’s degree at the University of Alberta after earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho. During her graduate studies, she participated in the development of a probiotic of bovine origin and carried out four research trials.
Feucht joins Lallemand Animal Nutrition after three years as a technical sales manager working directly with nutritionists and animal feed factories. She also worked as a specialist in animal production, where Feucht focused on nutrition and the sale of animal feed. She grew up on a family farm and was active in the Wisconsin dairy industry through 4-H, FFA and Junior Holstein Association.
Wayman has spent the past five years providing animal health consulting services to US and international veterinary and retail companies. Previously, he worked as Director of Sales and Pet Product Development for Lifes2good and Director of North American Veterinary Sales for Royal Canin. Wayman also brings product development and marketing experience in human biologics and pharmaceuticals.