Success Stories

Each year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast’s programs.  As a result, companies are successful at generating new export sales, establishing new distributorships, expanding their production facilities, and hiring additional employees.  Read these success stories to learn more.

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Nebraska Animal Health Supplier Grows Export Success

by Food Export | Jul 11, 2016
Oxbow Animal Health, located in Murdock, Nebraska, in the 1st Congressional District, has been taking advantage of 50% reimbursement through the Branded Program since 2001. Oxbow is a worldwide leader of premium nutrition for small herbivores such as rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, and more. Their variety of products includes healthy treats and supplements, fortified foods, organic foods and natural science products for small pets.

Beginning in 1999, Oxbow Animal Health has been exporting its hay and hay-based products overseas. The company now distributes products in more than 30 countries around the world, including markets in Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

According to Lindsay Schmuecker, Global Sales Manager, “Food Export's Branded Program has been a tremendous asset to Oxbow and has contributed greatly in our ability to grow international sales. The program allows us to create marketing tools for specific countries and also allows us the chance to develop closer relationships with our international partners as we have the chance to visit them in a market at international exhibitions.”
Oxbow Animal Health
Oxbow’s export business continues to grow at a fast pace. The company saw an 11% increase in export sales in 2015 and projects to see another double-digit percent growth in exports in 2016. Branded Program funds have allowed the company to expand into new market by helping to offset costs for tradeshow participation and translated company literature. With this growth, the company has added one additional staff member solely focused on international sales, as well as numerous other positions that also work to support Oxbow’s international efforts.

Food Export uses funding from the Market Access Program (MAP) to help America’s small businesses increase their exports of food and agricultural products. As these exports increase, these small businesses are creating jobs and improving the strength and stability of our agricultural economy. Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast are non-profit organizations that work in collaboration with their member state departments of agriculture and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. They offer a wide range of programs and services that help boost America’s agricultural exports.

Story written May 2016 - Oxbow Animal Health is located in the 1st Congressional District in Nebraska

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