TEAM

Tim Byrd

Tim graduated from Davidson County Community College in Lexington North Carolina in 1976 . He spent the next 15 years working in several aspects of the feed industry including retail, manufacturing, transportation and field representative. This time was divided between manufactured feeds and brewery by-products. He worked with all species of animals but his main focus was on dairy cattle. In 1991, he moved to Ohio and worked with brewery and wet corn milling by products. Here he also worked in the pet food industry developing a business for brewers yeast products. In 2005, Tim started ATB Specialty Products, Inc. and works as a manufactures representative for several companies. Having a good relationship with Malcolm Ballard, he worked as a sales agent for Feedwork USA, Ltd during the start up years and became a partner in 2007. Tim and his wife Pamela live in Hamilton Ohio.

Malcolm Ballard

Malcolm graduated from Nottingham University in 1981. Following a brief period working in the UK Feed Industry Malcolm returned to Nottingham to complete a Masters Degree in swine nutrition and then joined a French Japanese Company in France involved with amino acids. After several years in Europe acting as the Technical Manager covering many Western and Eastern European countries Malcolm moved to USA with the same company to help promote the use of amino acids in the North American Feed Industry. Several years later, with a diverse knowledge of both the Feed Industry and customer base, branched out on his own and created The Ballard Group, Inc. Through this company Malcolm developed a working relationship with Feedworks (Pty) Ltd in Australia and they set up Feedworks USA.

Peter Williams

Peter graduated from the University of Newcastle, England in 1977. This was followed by two years on farms in the USA, two years in the Ministry of Agriculture in New Zealand and six years working around the World as a photo-journalist, concentrating on writing feature articles for livestock and farming magazines. Back in the UK he worked in UK Agribusiness companies in sales, marketing, sales training and management. In 2002 he was moved to the USA to set up the distribution of a range of feed additives. After six years experience in North America Peter started his own business, Advantec Associates, Inc. The new company targeted successful technologies from overseas, bringing them to the United States to evaluate their potential benefits to livestock here. If offering significant cost benefits to producers in the USA Advantec would seek distribution rights (www.agolinusa.com). Having a close relationship with both Feedworks (Pty) Ltd, Australia and with Malcolm Ballard in the USA – both of whom had similar business plans – it was a natural extension for Peter to join with Feedworks USA Ltd. in 2007. Peter lives in Davis, California.

John Clark

John Clark represents Feedworks USA in the Northeast and Mid Atlantic States. John is a native New Yorker, holds degrees from SUNY Cobleskill and Cornell University (Bachelors and Masters) in agricultural business and animal science. He has spent 25 years in the dairy industry and maintains his proficiency through PAS (Professional Animal Scientist certification). John has a network of contacts throughout his region. John has enjoyed bringing new technology in the nutrition and animal health area to producers and he is excited about the Feedworks product line up. His focus has been on providing unique, profitable and proven solutions through sensible distribution.

He and his wife, Pat, have a small farm, raising & marketing Fresh American Lamb and summer grazing cattle. They enjoy riding pleasure horses and driving draft mules. John would enjoy hearing from you 315-868-5646.

Rod Riewer, DVM

Rod Riewer represents Feedworks USA in the Midwest including the states of North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Rod attended North Dakota State University for 3 years before entering veterinary school at the University of Minnesota. He graduated with his D.V.M. degree in 1984.

Dr. Riewer has been providing traditional veterinary services, herd management services and nutritional services to the livestock industry for 27 years.  During this time he has seen many changes in livestock production and his career focus has changed along with it. He started his career in veterinary practice, and entered the feed industry 14 years ago. Dr. Riewer started Livestock Production Technologies LLC in August of 2012 and began representing Feedworks USA at that time. Dr. Riewer’s experience is primarily with the dairy industry, with additional ties to the beef, pork, and poultry industries. His goal is to “promote products and technologies that are profitable for livestock producers, friendly to our planet, and beneficial to the animals that provide for us”. All of the Feedworks products fit this goal. Dr. Riewer also works as a dairy management and nutrition consultant. He feels that we can best serve the nutritional needs of our growing world population by being efficient in livestock production while doing the best that we can to provide for the wellbeing and health of the animals that serve us. Rod lives in Hutchinson, MN with his wife Ann and children, Abby, Ben, and Nick. To learn more about Livestock Production Technologies LLC visit www.CowEnzymeDoc.com.

Jorge Noricumbo

jorge-noricumbo2016-1104Jorge graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with a veterinary degree in 1991. He attended graduate school at Massey University in New Zealand and graduated as a MSc in Animal Science. He worked in Mexico for a feed company as a dairy specialist. In 2005 he moved to Washington State and working for the same feed company as a dairy nutritionist. In 1997 he moved to the Central Valley of California working for a pharmaceutical company as a milk quality specialist, focusing on team work amongst producers, consultants and employees in order to achieve their target goals for milk quality. Jorge joined the Feedworks team in October of 2016 and currently works in California.