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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 »

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 »

Get involved with your clients’ crop consultants

Getting a good crop of corn silage is no small feat, considering the synchrony of events involved. FULL STORY »

Work with agronomists to improve feed quality

We have made great progress over the last decade in our ability to predict forage quality. FULL STORY »

Emphasize 'net milk income over feed costs'

Timely, accurate and detailed records are necessary to analyze a business, according to Jason Karszes, farm management specialist with PRO-DAIRY and Cornell University. Karszes addressed business analysis at the Western Canadian Dairy Seminar last March. FULL STORY »

TMR mixer management

Total mixed rations are the feeding method of choice for the majority of dairy operations across the U.S. FULL STORY »

A lesson in statistics and feedstuff variability

As a nutritionist, you use statistics every day. When you take 20 bale cores and mix them together to create the composite sample that you send in for analysis, you are doing this to reduce the variation in the results you get back. FULL STORY »

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