Expertise DescriptionI have over 25 years experience in Nutritional and Management Consulting. My clientele includes feedyards, dairies, ranches, preconditioners and backgrounders, equine producers, dry and liquid feed manufacturing facilities, biotechnology companies, and other agricultural product manufacturers. My expertise includes management and nutritional program analysis, development and design, ingredient location and procurement, ingredient analysis, quality control procedure design and implementation, stress reduction systems related to environmental, management and nutritional stress. I have experience in technical support of feed manufacturers including custom diet and supplement formulations, product management, analysis and application of by-products for improved formula economics. I have more than 20 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
I am a ruminant nutritionist. I have worked in the field of food animal nutrition for over twenty years with a large focus on feeding and nutrition of dairy and beef cattle including calf feeding programs. This has included understanding the nutritional requirements of the animal as related to sustained health and profitable performance. A significant portion of this effort has been directed at the health and performance of young calves of which milk and milk replacements selection, formulation and design as a nutrient source for these calves has been a priority.
Previously and currently in my career I spend a significant amount of time in the development and formulation of both dry and liquid feeds, which have included non-protein nitrogen in the form of urea and other nitrogen sources.
I have authored papers and given presentation on the topics of calf nutrition, health and performance and the use of urea in ruminant (cattle) diets at varying stages of life.
I have extensive experience with feed product quality control and feeding and use of a variety of products in animal feeds.
|B.S.||Agricultural Education||A&M University|