James grew up on a 2000 head milking dairy in Kansas. His father was one of the founding partners and managed the facility's day to day. To that end, James had the opportunity to be involved in most of the operation. He was the sole feeder for the farm from high school on and learned how to not only operate a hammer-mill, but also how to keep a feeding area neat and tidy while delivering the best TMR ration to the cows. James then transferred to the calf manager position when that facility was built. While doing this, he managed first 2 then 4 employees from their schedules to what task they would be doing each day. James can perform sedation dehorning and most other treatments that calves require such as castration, vaccinations etc. After leaving this farm, due to a hostile ownership takeover, James worked a few various jobs, along with being on a small dairy for two years, which allowed him to see both sides of the scale. After which, James went to college and graduated with a degree in John Deere Tech Machinery repair. Feeding is to James one of the greatest jobs on the dairy, as it gives him the most direct impact on the cows and the farm's profitability as a whole.
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