Daniel Espinosa

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About Daniel Espinosa

Hailing from Colombia with time spent there in ruminant nutritional circles, Daniel now lives in Warragul with his wife Carolina and two kids, Pedro and Silvanah. Qualifications: Bachelor of Vet Medicine (University of La Salle, Colombia) & PhD Ag Science (La Trobe University, Bundoora)

Feed planning for Profitability and Risk Reduction

By |2018-04-16T02:51:52+00:00April 16th, 2018|Customer, Gippsland, Victoria, North Central Victoria, Western Victoria|

Usually the largest cash cost on a dairy farm is feed. So, you would expect that most dairy farmers manage their feed resources very closely, on a proactive rather than reactive way. […]

Baby Calves & the Key to a Productive Future

By |2018-02-19T08:30:24+00:00February 4th, 2018|Expert Advice|

When calves are born the only compartment of their stomach that is fully functional is the abomasum. The omasum, rumen and reticulum compartments are present but not functional yet (See Fig. 1). Hence, newborn calves are not yet functioning as ruminants. […]

The Second Worst Way to Feed Cows

By |2018-02-04T06:21:34+00:00February 4th, 2018|Expert Advice|

A ration out of balance is the second worst way to feed cows and expect them to perform in a sustained, profitable way. What is the worst? Feeding them junk; luckily this is less common, but out of balance rations certainly aren’t. Point of the story – feed your cows well and they will look [...]

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