Manage the daily operation of the calf ranch, supervision of staff, administer and maintain medication and tracking of animals, work with veterinarians, nutritionists and suppliers.
Managed nurtrient sales and marketing
Successfully delivered margin increases and gain in market share in competitive markets
Marketed nutritional supplements and newly patented product to calf ranches and dairy operations
Acheived a confidence and trust of clients in order to provide them with the best information and product for their animal health needs
Worked with ownership to develop, produce, and launched a pilot program for a nutritional supplement, which Nova holds patent to
Implemented nutritional consultations on dairy farms and calf ranches - including sampling and testing
Assessed dairy rations, feed formulation, ration balancing and the value of commodities
Negotiated new accounts and market expansion throughout the US
Committed to customer service and problem solving for the benefit of the customer and the company
Accountable for client portfolios, billing, budgets and overall customer satisfaction
Operations Manager for the Dairy Division of Cattle Empire, the Dairy Division included Santa Fe Trail Dairy, Empire Calf Ranch, Depot and Empire Repair Services.
Oversaw the development and launch of Empire Calf Ranch & Depot. 52,000 head Empire Calf Ranch, (KS), and Empire Calf Depot (CO).
Empire Calf Ranch & Depot - 52,000 total capacity at one time
Santa Fe Trail Dairy - 6,000 head Holstein dairy cattle
Supervised the business operations of the company's dairy division
Supervised the health, nutrition, and reproduction of the livestock for the company's dairy division
Managed employees, including training, hiring and terminations for the dairy division
Coordinated with all departments of the company including the risk management department to obtain maximum cattle production efficiency and cost-savings initiatives for the best rate of return for the Company
Purchased for the dairy division and supervised the Affiliate Company's purchases of feed, supplies and livestock for multiple locations
Worked closely with the company's CEO and CFO
Assisted in ongoing design of additions to existing or new construction of livestock feeding/milking facilities
Managed the ongoing construction and day-today maintenance of the dairy division facilities and equipment
Worked with the IT division to acquire and implement the proper computer software for the management of all tracking needs of the ranch and monitoring of all dairy the animals
Maintained a good working relationship with local dairymen, calf buyers/sellers throughout the United States Supervised 240 employees between the Calf Ranch, Calf Depot and the dairy service company, Empire Repair Services
Traveled on a regular basis to the Colorado - Depot
Designed and Supervised construction of the NEW division of Cattle Empire, LLC, "Empire Calf Ranch." The original facility construction began in 2008 in Kansas, (in 2009 expanding to "Empire Calf Depot" Fort Morgan, Colorado) with opening of operations in KS, 12/2008, additional pens and hutches were added in 2012.
Monitored cattle, milk production, and equipment
Independently worked with Dairymen analyzing their facilities to achieve cost-saving initiatives to reduce their overhead while increasing their milk production, animal health, nutrition and quality of replacement heifers.
Established proper procedures for all aspects and functions of dairies and calf raising facilities.
Lead a team of 80 in a multi tasked environment.
Strengthened company customer relations and volume
Implemented proper calf raising protocols
Developed and directedd strategy for calf feeding, medicating, and pick-up and return of cattle
Enhanced the billing and tracking process of animals
Successfully built the calf volume from 2500 to over 24,000
Managed a herd of 3000, and facility on a day-to-day basis
Handled animal breeding, milk sampling for quality inspection, milk production and medical history tracking, administered and managed medication, worked with Veterinarians, nutritionists and suppliers.
Maintained dairy equipment, including welding and construction of corrals, farming and feed equipment.
Managed and participated in all aspects of the dairy (450 ); animals, milking, feeding, tracking production and medical history, medication, calf raising, buying and selling, coordinated purchases and deliveries with suppliers, worked with veterinarians, nutritionists and pharmaceutical companies.
Responsible for accounts payable/receivable, personnel management and payroll.
Family sold business.
Dairy & Herd Health Management- Holstein, Jersey & Guernsey
Business Management & Personnel Supervision (35 years)
Dairy Facility & Calf Ranch planning, construction, operation startup, management and p&l management
Parlor & milking equipment including automated, not robotic
Cattle Sales and, Purchase
Dairy & Calf Nutrition - ration preparation and feed monitoring for the best outcome for the animal and the herd owner
Sales & Marketing of Dairy Nutrition and Pharmaceutical Products
Work well with Cattlemen, Veterinarians, Nutritionists, and Pharmaceutical Companies
Implementation, development, and analysis of daily rations
Select Cow Mating Vet Practices
AI Breeding (30 years) Investigate calf illness, and deaths for cause and prevention, knowledge of disease, injury treatment
Raising of Replacement Heifers
Experienced in milk production, quality and expense control
Workflow planning, account management, analytical and mathematical skills - bilingual
General Office software, procedures, and procurement of contracts
Recordkeeping (herd health, reproduction, animal identification)
Personnel hiring, termination, training, evaluations
Interpersonal skills and self-motivated
Diverse Market/Industry knowledge
Customer relations, vendor relations, negotiations and sourcing
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