James D. Quigley, III, Ph.D. Brookville, Ohio Technical and Research Manager Provimi North America
What are some of the highlights of your professional background?
I’ve published more than 200 manuscripts and abstracts related to calf health, nutrition and management.
I helped develop the concept that non-colostrum antibodies can provide passive immunity to newborn calves; showed that very young calves develop a large functional rumen that contributes increasing microbial protein to the overall nutrition of the calf; and developed equations that predict intake in heifers.
I’ve traveled all over the world to present information related to calf raising and maintain a website calledCalf Notes.com.
What are your new responsibilities?
I'll coordinate all technical and research activities related to calves and heifers. In cooperation with other team members, we'll set strategy for products and services to provide to the industry to help farmers grow heifers more sustainably and economically.
What excites you most about working in your new role?
The people. Provimi has an outstanding team of researchers and technical managers to support the calf and heifer business. I'm excited to join the group.
How will your work at Provimi North America benefit dairy producers?
I hope we can develop new ways for dairy producers to raise their calves and heifers so these animals are optimally prepared to enter the milking string and contribute to the economics of their operation.
We'll develop these programs in ways to maximize profitability, minimize the impact on our environment and ensure excellent animal welfare.
Why did you choose this company?
The Provimi companies have a long history of excellent science and customer service. The acquisition by Cargill brings unprecedented new resources to the company and the future for Provimi is very bright. PD