Dan O’Reilly hired as Agri-Nutrition Consulting Director of Sales

Agri-Nutrition Consulting is excited to announce that Dan O’Reilly has joined the ANC team as the Director of Sales in January 2016. Dan was previously employed as the Director of Sales for NRV Inc. in Ixonia, WI for eight years and was responsible for positioning their herd milk division in the marketplace. Prior to his tenure with NRV, Dan was employed by Catelli Brothers Veal and Lamb of Collingswood, NJ for 12 years and rose to the position of VP of Procurement and Processing. After graduating from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa, Dan began his career in agriculture working as a sales and service representative for Provimi Inc. of Flanders, NJ where he worked for more than 10 years. “Dan’s knowledge of calves, on-farm trouble shooting, work ethic and sales experience is impeccable.  The leadership he brings to our team of nutritionists and consultants will help each to grow their client base and bring an attitude of success. Dan exemplifies our ANC Core Values and will be an example to our industry and team as we lead into the future,” explains Jay Hoffman, Director of Business Development for Agri-Nutrition Consulting. Contact Dan...

Jada Ellefson joins Agri-Nutrition Consulting as Dairy Consultant

Jada Ellefson of Knapp, Wis. has joined Agri-Nutrition Consulting (ANC) as a Dairy Consultant in December 2015. Jada grew up on a small dairy farm in Chili, WI and has been involved in the dairy industry her entire life. After graduating with a degree in dairy science from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, Jada worked for CRI, Genex as an A.I. Technician, and MAI Animal Health in the sales division. Jada’s goal in her position at ANC is to help farmers be more successful and to make their jobs easier. “We are pleased to have Jada join our professional family at Agri-Nutrition Consulting.  She brings great enthusiasm and a strong desire to be a difference maker. Her previous work experience in agri-business and her ability to network with industry partners makes her a key member of our team. A strong desire to be challenged and to be successful will help her and her clients “go beyond nutrition” on their farms. Jada will be instrumental in our continued growth now and into the future,” says Jay Hoffman, Director of Business Development for Agri Nutrition Consulting. To contact Jada and learn more about her services with ANC, contact...

5 Ways to Reduce Your Protein Bill

1. Track changes in forage dry matter % – Remember rations are balanced on a dry matter basis and mixed on an as-fed basis.  Monitoring moisture changes in your forages help you add the proper amount of dry matter of each forage.  If there’s a drastic change in moisture, maybe it’s time to resample. 2. Closely monitor MUNs – This seems like a given.  However there are still processors that don’t supply their patrons with MUNs from every load of milk shipped.  I have noticed that if you request MUNs for every load, typically you find little resistance.  The proper MUN for every farm may vary.  The more accurately the TMR is loaded with more consistent forages and less daily variation in feeding times, the lower your MUN can run without impacting milk production.  Your nutritionist has to formulate for the lowest MUN.  So if your goal is to run an 8 MUN and within a week your readouts are MUNs of 8-10-8-6-8-9-6, you have to feed to the low MUN of 6, not the average of 8.  You would have to feed more protein in this scenario because the cows were short two days. 3. Grind your corn finely – Getting a fine grind on your corn not only makes more energy available to the cow but it also helps you reduce your bypass protein needs.  Rumenally available starch will grow more rumen bacteria.  Those bacteria have the most ideal amino acid profile of any “feedstuff” available.  Those bacteria eventually make their way to the small intestine where they are absorbed.  If you grow more bacteria you need...