Meet the Experts
Building calf and heifer nutrition for your business.
Alyssa Dietrich, Calf and Heifer Specialist
Pennsylvania & Mid-Atlantic U.S.
"With HerdFirst®, we are considering the whole picture. It’s not just about the pre-weaned calves, saving the most money, etc. We’re listening to you and your unique goals and abilities, and showing you how you can use our program to get to those goals most effectively."
Ann Mesman, Calf and Heifer Specialist
"I am a former Cargill customer and I saw a huge improvement in my own animals. I am excited to be a part of this team, because I believe our company is doing great things in our industry. Now, I get to help producers raise a better quality animal and reach their calf and heifer goals!"
Brynn Raduechel, Calf and Heifer Specialist
Wisconsin & Minnesota
"Calves and heifers are the foundation of a herd. There are so many life-long impacts that are made in the first two months of a calf’s life and beyond. As a Calf and Heifer Specialist, I create nutrition programs for my customers that shape healthy calves – who grow into efficiently growing heifers and profit producing cows. If any piece of the puzzle is missing before a heifer freshens, I can help find the missing piece before it significantly affects the farm's bottom line."
Jess Arnott, Calf and Heifer Specialist
"HerdFirst® is a whole systems approach that doesn’t just focus on one stage of life. We want to see well performing calves continue that high performance as heifers, that then successfully transition into the lactating stage. For me, the reward is looking back at where a dairy was compared to where they are now, and knowing that we had a part in helping their business!"
Jillian Green, Calf and Heifer Specialist
Michigan, Indiana and Ohio
"Calves are the cornerstone of the dairy farm’s future and I enjoy helping mold that future alongside our nutritionists. Our products have always spoken for themselves scientifically, and our nutrient focused technologies give your calf and heifer program an edge."
Molly Diven, Dairy Technical Specialist
"I enjoy working with the HerdFirst® line because we can design a program that best suits the goal of each producer. It is not a cookie cutter feeding plan – it allows us to work together to create the most beneficial and cost-effective plan. Not only does the product line show consistent quality, but the products provide optimal nutrition for the calves and heifers throughout the different life stages."
Jenn Wiley, Dairy Sales Manager, Young Animal
“Growing up feeding calves, I’ve always loved watching how quickly small changes can make a big impact on calves and heifers. I enjoy working with producers to continually improve their calf rearing and success of their operation.”
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