Keep client goals in mind

I used to live in the Northeast where I worked with several different styles of dairy operations: large farms where the owners had a management role and many employees, medium-sized operations where the owners had just a few employees, and smaller dairies where family members did all or most of the work themselves. FULL STORY »

How a focus on cow comfort has helped me

I have always felt that if farmers spent a little more time and money taking care of their cows, the cows would pay them back. FULL STORY »

Precision feeding helps reduce feed cost

For several years now, efforts have been under way to convince the dairy nutrition industry in the Mid-Atlantic region to employ a strategy of feeding cows known as "precision feeding." FULL STORY »

ARPAS: A license for nutrition

Are you currently certified by the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists? If you aren't ARPAS-certified, you may want to consider becoming certified, says Marit Arana, former California ARPAS Chapter president and past national ARPAS president. FULL STORY »

Travel allows him to build connections around the world

Rick Lundquist travels all over the U.S. to meet with clients. Locations include the Upper Midwest, the Southeast, Arizona, Oklahoma, and other places. He tries to visit each client on a monthly basis. FULL STORY »

Pointers to build a successful veterinarian/nutritionist relation

Veterinarians and nutritionists tend to have overlapping roles on dairy farms. FULL STORY »

Spreadsheet helps keep track of prices, improves communication

With the volatility in milk and feed prices in the last few years, my dairy clients regularly ask me where we can cut feed costs. Or, when a particular ingredient like corn takes a run-up in price, they ask how little can we feed and what will replace it. FULL STORY »

Ruminant nutritionist in the Internet era

The Internet allows us to communicate in a way we could not have imagined 15 years ago. It has changed how business is conducted, and helps to bring more efficiency if used properly. FULL STORY »

Feed your soul

The futurists of the 1960s predicted that advances in technology would lead to mass boredom by the turn of the century. FULL STORY »

5 last-minute gifts for farm clients

The gift-giving season is an excellent time to treat the farmers in your life to something special, while also showing support for agriculture at the cash register. FULL STORY »

Cutting greenhouse-gas emissions can be a win-win

Nutritional strategies exist for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions from dairy cows. FULL STORY »

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