Second quarter sales at PharmTech International, custom packaging company for cattle feed, poultry feed and other livestock feeds, are expected to be up 30% over the first quarter, a company executive said. 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 www.pharm-tech.com or by calling (515) 254-1290