H. Allen and Ann Tucker Lectureship: Dr. Gordon (Gordie) Jones

March 20, 2018 12:30PM - 2:00PM

115 International Center


Contact

Robbyn Davenport
517-884-7853
smithro@msu.edu

HOW WOULD DR. TUCKER TRAIN THE NEXT GENERATION OF STUDENTS TO EXCEL IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING DAIRY INDUSTRY?

Dr. Gordie Jones, DVM, is an independent dairy performance consultant and a partner at Central Sands Dairy LLC. He has consulted with dairy producers and veterinarians across the U.S. and globally regarding herd performance, nutrition, dairy cow environment and housing, expansion, dairy management, personal SOPs and cow comfort.

Dr. Jones currently lives in De Pere, WI. He attended Michigan State University and received his Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. He practiced Dairy Performance Medicine in Wisconsin for 22 years. Dr Jones was a Technical Service Specialist for Monsanto Dairy for 3 years. Dr Jones currently is an independent dairy performance consultant and a partner of Central Sands Dairy LLC, a 4,000 milk cow dairy. He also has worked for Quality Milk Sales as a production consulting specialist and a nutritionist for a consortium of large dairies. Dr. Jones is the designer of Fair Oaks Dairy in Indiana, a dairy farm with more than 20,000 cows. He was also the nutritionist and on the management team for the first 7 years, until starting Central Sands Dairy, where he was the designer and managing partner for 5 years. Dr. Jones has consulted with dairy producers and veterinarians both across the U.S. and Globally, on dairy herd performance, nutrition, cow environments, dairy housing, expansion, dairy management, personal SOPs, and cow comfort. He has placed considerable emphasis on housing design to keep cows clean, dry, and comfortable. He has influenced the development of several cow comfort features in barn construction through work with environmental consultants and contractors.

Reception

All guests are invited to attend a reception for Dr. Jones immediately following the seminar in Rm 2315 Anthony Hall, concluding at 4:00 pm. Please RSVP to Robbyn Davenport (smithro@msu.edu or call 517-884-7853) if you plan to attend the reception.

Parking

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