Going Above & Beyond to Bring Innovations to the Dairy Industry

As innovators in the dairy industry, Agri-Nutrition Consulting, AMTS, Feed Components and Rock River Laboratory are inviting nutritionists and dairy professionals to participate in the Go Beyond Workshop on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at PhD R&D in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.  The workshop kicks off with lunch at noon and is then followed-up with hands-on training throughout the afternoon. The day will end with a tour of the PhD R&D facility at 5:00 p.m. The focus will be around the new CNCPS 6.5 biology and the AMTS software, presented by Dr. Tom Tytlutki, but the learning is not limited to just those topics.  Dr. Patrick French and Dr. John Goeser will be presenting on leading edge amino acid and starch digestibility topics, respectively, and how recent advances apply on today’s progressive dairy farms.  Agri-Nutrition Consulting will be leading the group through how these topics are shaping the dairy nutrition industry and impacting the advice that is taken to today’s progressive dairy farms.  Attendees will participate in presentations and discussions exploring the latest issues, developments, and technologies in the fields of amino acid nutrition and starch digestibility. Cost is $50 per participant. To reserve your spot at the Go Beyond Workshop, please contact Lynn Gilbert at lynn@agmodelsystems.com or Heather Hunt at hunth@agrinutrition.com.  Space is limited. Register today!   Register with ANC to receive a discounted...

Movember Dairy – Where’s your moustache?

I have always informally known November as “No Shave November,” so when I heard the term “Movember Dairy” I was slightly confused. What did this mean? I wanted to learn more. Movember Dairy is an initiative with the goal to raise awareness about men’s health within the dairy industry. With November already dedicated as “men’s health awareness month” and informally known as “No Shave November” it only made sense to combine these two to create awareness for our dairymen. It is a statistical fact that one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Now think about this, with 54,000 dairy producers in the United States being men, 8,000 dairy producers alone will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes. This doesn’t even consider the tens of thousands of farm employees, industry professionals and international dairy producers who are men.  Additionally, after the age of 69, the average age at diagnosis of prostate cancer in the United States, the chance of developing prostate cancer becomes more common than any other cancer in men or women! However, the good news is that when detected early, it is very successfully treated and if detected early enough the survival rate is nearly 100 percent! Okay, if it is so successfully treatable then what is the big deal? Let me ask you this. How many farmers do you know that are willing to take time away from their animals and/or farm to visit the doctor for a checkup? If you are a dairyman, when was the last time you had a doctor checkup? I can’t imagine you didn’t...

We hope to see you at the 2013 World Dairy Expo

Next week brings the excitement of World Dairy Expo. The show ring, the trade show, the barns and the Badger Dairy Club cheese stand will all come to life. We hope you will be in attendance to witness the 2013 expo and join the “Center of the Dairy Universe.” Agri-Nutrition Consulting LLC will be there too, among the trade show booths in the Exhibition Hall at #4403. Please come and visit us, as well as enter to win an exclusive ANC Larry Schultz painting! We will also be drawing for 5 winners for each of the following products: Cow Refresher, Calf Armor 150 and Calf Power Shield. Cow Refresher: a highly palatable energy booster for fresh cows. Calf Armor 150: a colostrum replacer that provides calves with key nutrients while optimizing calf health. Calf Power Shield: a supplement for maintaining a healthy start for calves by strengthening the immune system and promoting healthy gut development. Don’t miss your chance to win! We’ll see you next Tuesday-Saturday Oct. 1-5 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.    ...

National Sales Meeting Held at ANC

Agri-Nutrition Consulting held its Spring National Sales Meeting Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5 at its office in DeForest, WI and at the UW-Madison Arlington Agricultural Research Station. ANC office staff and independent consultants from around the nation participated in numerous seminars and workshops on topics from social media to forage management, and from dairy beef to calf nutrition. Keynote speaker Dr. Lance Fox shared an inspirational message in his presentation, “No Place But Up.” The meeting closed with a hands-on forage management workshop at Arlington Research Station followed with a tour of the facility. A complete agenda is listed below along with photos showcasing our learning experiences this week! Thursday, April 4 Team Building Exercise with Sara Hendrickson, Ration Analyst Growing Your Bottom Line with Dairy Beef with Dan Wickersham (Form-A-Feed) ANC Consultant Success Stories with Al Nicolai, National Sales Manager Accounting Updates with Carol Chesemore, Accountant Marketing Updates and Social Media with Connie Eibergen, Marketing Coordinator and Heather Hunt, Dairy Technical Specialist 5 C’s of Calf Nutrition with Dr. Lance Fox CSI – Cow Side Investigation with Tom Lorenzen Fastest Horses, Growing Our Business with John Windwehen (Form-A-Feed) No Place But Up with Lance Fox Friday, April 5 A Bug’s Life: How We Can Manage the Rumen to Maximize Performance with Dr. Grant Crawford (Form-A-Feed) ANC’s Forage Management Program with Stephanie Jens (Lallemand) and Dr. Scott Bascom, Director of Technical Services Hands-on Forage Management at Arlington Research Facility with Stephanie Jens Tour of Arlington Research Facility with Sara Hendrickson Photos from the Hands-on Forage Management seminar and Arlington Research Facility tour are below in the...
Pennsylvania Region Hosts Farm Tour

Pennsylvania Region Hosts Farm Tour

Our consultants in Pennsylvania hosted an ANC Farm Tour on December 11, 2012.  The farm tour was held at two Pennsylvania dairies in Leola, PA and Ephrata, PA.  Over 55 area farmers attended the first-ever Pennsylvania ANC event. The first stop was at Noah Lamar and Miriam Hurst’s farm.  The tour featured their newly remodeled 40 cow tie stall barn and highlighted the various management techniques that proved to be successful for their operation.  Coffee and doughnuts were provided at the Hurst farm, while lunch was provided at the second farm stop. Bryan and LaRhonda Zeiset graciously gave a tour of their recently renovated 90 cow freestall barn with sand stalls and their new automatic calf feeder.  Bryan Zeiset is an ANC customer and has also been an independent consultant since 2004.  “I like ANC because it’s not a feed mill.  ANC isn’t trying to sell you feed commodities. You can use whatever commodities you want.  ANC’s focus is on quality rations and a great support system to back them up!” Take a look at a few of the photos from the event!...