Description of professional services:
Dairy Nutrition and Management Consultant
GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC
Brookings, SD 57006. (605) 690 8122
As an independent dairy consultant, I provide nutrition and management consultation to dairies including feeding and bunk management, diet optimization, forage management, key performance indicators evaluation, cow comfort assessment, and transition cow management. Before joining GPS Dairy Consulting I worked as Director of Operations in a large multi-site dairy in WI where my main responsibilities were feed quality control, crops harvesting, employee training, protocols and SOPs, and Nutrient Management Plans.
I grew up on a small dairy farm in Toledo, Spain. I obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Extremadura in 2004 and worked as a dairy veterinarian for six years before joining the dairy team at South Dakota State University, where I received my Master of Science in Dairy Nutrition. I am also pursuing a Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition at the Technical University of Madrid (Spain). My research career has been mainly focused in protein nutrition and metabolism. I have conducted studies based on rumen-protected amino acids, slow-release urea, and protein co-products with the objectives of improving the performance and feed efficiency of high production dairy cows, and the sustainability/profitability of dairy farms. I have published several peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, 12 scientific abstracts, 50 popular press papers, and a Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) book chapter titled “Feeding Biofuel Co-Products to Dairy Cattle”.
I am a member of American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), American Association of Bovine Practitioner (AABP), and European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP), and I am certified by the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS). In addition, I am a volunteer consultant on the El Salvador Farmer-to-Farmer Program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. I live in Brookings, SD with my wife Nuria and my daughter Daniela.
224 6th St. Suite 2, Brookings, South Dakota, United States