We have some promotions to announce!
Rod Neier, Chief Executive Officer of Roto-Mix, LLC announced the following promotions within the company:
Mark Cooksey has been promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. According to Neier, “Mark has been a dedicated member of the Roto-Mix organization for over 22 years. This experience combined with his knowledge of the cattle feeding industry made Mark an excellent fit for this role.”
Also promoted was Kelly Wittman to Vice President of Manufacturing Operations. “Kelly’s 24 years of experience and knowledge in numerous areas within the Roto-Mix organization has enabled him to guide our manufacturing operations as we implement measures to improve manufacturing efficiency.”
Doyle Bacon was promoted to Director of Technical Services. “Doyle’s tenure with Roto-Mix provides another valuable source for experience in the cattle feeding industry.” Doyle will also become a member of Roto-Mix’s Senior Management Team (SMT).
The SMT includes Rod, Mark, Kelly and Doyle plus the following members: Angus Snyder, Director of Materials Management; Sharon Bacon, Director of Finance; Jim Shafer, Director of Engineering; and Kevin Zahrt, Director of Wholesale Operations.
I am writing this blog post to debunk a lot of the inaccuracies and misconceptions that appear on the internet about livestock production. *See my level and expertise to do this at the bottom of the post
Let’s put a few things up front
All food and fibre production has an environmental footprint. Domestic livestock (as opposed to pets) are bred for purpose and that purpose it to provide high quality healthy protein for human consumption with a low environmental impact.
It is absolute rubbish to say ruminant livestock are not ‘evolved to eat grains’ after all a grain is part of a plant. It’s like saying humans are not evolved to eat grains. What humans are not evolved to do is eat grass and this is what cows do very well.
The role of the farmer is to ensure his/her livestock has as low an impact on the planet…
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Here are pictures from the grand opening of a new location of Ag Equipment, Inc., a long time Roto-Mix dealer. The new sales and service location known as Northwest Mixer Feeders is located at 15958 Gunfire Road, Caldwell, Idaho.
Ag Equipment is owned and operated by Todd and Kimi Smith.
Congratulations Todd and Kimi!
We’re at the Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the WPS Farm Show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this week.
Come see us!
This week we’re at the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin farm show in Madison. We’re also at the AgriNews farm show in Rochester, Minnesota.
If you’re around, come see us!