Building ANC: The Founder’s Story

“A lot of things come out of necessity,” says Rob Bailey, Founder of Agri-Nutrition Consulting (ANC). One of these things for Rob was ANC, which he started in the spring of 1987. Rob started ANC on the principles of providing animal nutrition to help keep cattle healthy. His interest in animal nutrition was sparked from growing up on a dairy farm. “I remember way back as a kid feeding cows and my dad had cow cards hanging above the cows showing how to feed each one differently.” Rob says his dad was innovative in feeding cows individually. By working with his dad, he acquired a strong crops and dairy background. This inspired Rob to attend college at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and eventually start his own company, ANC. At first, Rob’s own network and contacts helped him develop and grow ANC. He did the rations, acted as a consultant, served as regional manager, performed secretarial duties and wrote articles. ANC’s program has focused on herd health from the beginning. “It was my goal to make a program that fit what the cows told us,” Rob explains. He worked hard to develop a nutritionally-sound program with good returns for the farmers. Around that same time, Ken Sletten (current Vice President) approached Rob about joining ANC. Rob had worked with Ken at a previous company. While Rob did not necessarily have the extra money, he had faith in Ken and his company to achieve the required growth to support the addition of more employees. Ken became sales manager and was influential in helping the company prosper in the beginning,...

Colored Herds Exceed 18,000 lbs. of Milk

These dairy producers have exceeded 18,000 pounds of milk herd average while feeding the ANC dairy program. Gary Dotterer                                         23,751                        Brown Swiss Martin & Missy Moyer                        21,622                         Brown Swiss Duane & Mary Nelson                          21,194                         Ayrshire Jeremy & Becky Daubert                    21,075                         Brown Swiss Breunig and Reible                               20,282                         Jersey Circle Hawk Farm                                  20,042                         Jersey Sandy Knoll Guernseys                      19,150                         Guernsey Don Koontz                                              19,133                         Jersey Don Sywassink                                        19,127                         Guernsey Louis & Debbie Voegeli                        19,119                         Brown Swiss James & Tresa Schlappi                      19,074                         Brown Swiss Wesly Clark                                              ...

Holstein Herds Exceed 25,000 lbs. of Milk

These dairy producers’ herd averages have exceeded 25,000 lbs. while feeding the ANC dairy program since 2010. They are listed by the month that they surpassed the 25,000 mark. Congratulations to these fine managers! Producers Over 25,000 lbs. Tony & Matt Berktold                       October 2013 Cleason Nolt                                         October 2013 Michael Martin                                   September 2013 Ray Mae Holsteins                             August 2013 Brian & Monica Enyart                     July 2013 Marquis Farms                                    May 2013 Carl & Marie Newswanger               May 2013 Haiti Hollow Dairy                             April 2013 Brickhouse Holsteins                         Jan 2013 Dennis and Juanita Strite                 Jan 2013 Ray Manning and Sons                     Nov 2012 David and Betty Nolt                         Jun 2012 Daniel and Amy Hershberger        May 2012 Tulpa Canal Farm LLC                      Feb 2012 Michael Deutmeyer                           Sept 2012 David, Janice and Nathan Evers     Nov 2011 Curtis and Janice Weaver                 Oct 2011 Amos Ray and Sarah Leid                 Mar 2011 Dodger Acres                                       Feb 2011 Gary Dotterer                                      Jan 2011 Dale and Elaine Neumann               Jan 2011 Mic-Ali Farms                                     Jan...