Two Join Vytelle as Regional Sales Managers

Hermiston, Oregon (Jan. 9, 2020)—Vytelle™ announces the hiring of two experienced professionals to support sales of Vytelle’s in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology to dairy and beef producers in the central U.S.

Nancy Grathwohl Heter and Kody Graves joined the Vytelle sales team as regional sales managers, with Graves serving states east of Missouri and Heter to the west.

“Nancy and Kody bring expertise and deep knowledge of the industry that will help producers take advantage of Vytelle’s simple, hormone-free process to advance herd genetics,” says Michael Bishop, Ph.D., Vytelle director of strategy.

Former Genetic Specialist 

Nancy Grathwohl Heter brings 15-plus years of sales experience in the livestock field as a former cattle genetic specialist with Zoetis, and more recently as territory manager for Huvepharma.  Heter has direct ties to cattlemen and breed associations through her lifelong involvement with the American Shorthorn Association (ASA) and current seat as ASA president. She earned a master’s degree in ruminant nutrition from South Dakota State University and a bachelor’s degree in animal science and industry from Kansas State University.

Heter is based in Raymond, Kansas, and can be reached by phone at 785-587-7947 or email at nancy.heter@vytelle.com.

Experienced in Reproductive Technology 

Kody Graves brings an extensive background in both sales and cattle genetics to the Vytelle team as a former area sales manager for Genex and an independent sales representative for a portable ultrasound company. Through ownership in Graves Cattle Services, he currently works with cattlemen across the U.S., breeding cattle and performing both reproductive and carcass performance ultrasounds. Graves holds a master’s degree in reproductive physiology from Iowa State University and a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas Tech University.

Graves is based in Eureka, Missouri, and can be reached by phone at 940-531-1851 or email at kody.graves@vytelle.com.

“Nancy and Kody will be instrumental in Vytelle’s regional growth,” says Bruno Sanches, D.V.M, Ph.D., chief operating officer of Vytelle. “Their background in genetics and bovine reproductive technology will contribute to our sustained successes across the U.S.”

About Vytelle

Vytelle, with laboratories based in Hermiston, Oregon and Ames, Iowa, provides revolutionary reproductive technology to commercial producers through reproductive specialists and veterinarian licensees. Vytelle is committed to advancing genetics, life and business for commercial beef and dairy producers across the United States.