SHORTSVILLE, N.Y. ― Cargill does more than just sell feed to farmers. 

Jay Giesy is a dairy specialist for Cargill in New York where he primarily focuses on nutrient requirements for cows.

"We want to balance nutrients avaliable from the farm with what's not avalilable on the farm and pull that together to meet all the requirements of the cow," says Giesy.

Besides balancing rations Giesy also helps produces manage their balance sheets in terms of feed cost, while also assisting with managment issues like record keeping of first laction cows, transition cows and high somatic cell count cows.