WHO WE ARE
Dellait – Dairy Nutrition & Management
Dellait is a global Dairy Nutrition & Management Consulting Firm that provides services and solutions to the dairy industry. Our multi-talented team of consultants, scientists, and data analysts combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in dairy cattle nutrition and health, milk quality, dairy farm management, and business intelligence.
At Dellait we know that the dairy sector is a strategic pillar in the agri-food industry. The production, processing and marketing chain of the dairy sector represents an important turnover with a great economic and social impact since it generates a lot of jobs and wealth in the counties in which it settles.
We are also aware that good nutrition and animal health ensures that the milk they produce is of good quality and safe food for consumers. Today dairy farms face different challenges:
It is thus necessary for dairy producers to take on these challenges and be able to develop new strategies that make their farms more productive, effective, sustainable, modern and competitive.
To evolve the dairy industry focused on efficiency, cow welfare and environmental sustainability.
Our mission is clear. We develop and implement strategies for the world’s most ambitious dairy farmers so that they increase their profits and transfer a successful business to the next generation.
Dellait is located within the Research Park at South Dakota State University. The Research Park at SDSU plays a unique role in science and technology-based economic development
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Fernando Diaz, CEO
Dr. Diaz is the Dellait’s CEO, and he works as a Dairy Nutrition and Management Consultant. He provides consultation to dairies and feed companies including nutrition and feeding management, forage and crop plans, and research and product development of new feedstuffs, additives and technologies for dairy cows.
Dr. Diaz is the Dellait’s CEO, and he works as a Dairy Nutrition and Management Consultant. He provides consultation to dairies and feed companies including nutrition and feeding management, forage and crop plans, and research and product development of new feedstuffs, additives and technologies for dairy cows. Previously, Dr. Diaz held a senior executive position with the Breeze Dairy Group, LLC, Wisconsin (USA). As Director of Operations, his main responsibilities were supervising and supporting managers at all group entities for achieving the company’s goal of quality milk production and profitability.
Dr. Diaz grew up on a dairy farm in Toledo, Spain, and obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Extremadura. He worked as a dairy veterinarian for six years before joining the dairy extension team at South Dakota State University, where he pursued a Master of Science in Dairy Nutrition. He also holds a Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition from the Technical University of Madrid (Spain). His research career has been mainly focused in protein nutrition and metabolism. He has conducted studies based on rumen-protected amino acids, slow-release urea, and protein co-products with the objectives of improving the performance and feed efficiency of high-production dairy cows, and the sustainability/profitability of dairy farms. Dr. Diaz has published several peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, 15 scientific abstracts, more than 200 popular press papers, and a Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) book chapter titled “Feeding Biofuel Co-Products to Dairy Cattle”.
Dr. Diaz has extensive experience in dairy farm systems, management practices, operational effectiveness, and applied research. He is a member of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), and the European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP). Dr. Diaz is a certified scientist by the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) and by the American College of Animal Nutrition Science (ACANS). In addition, Dr. Diaz is on the board of directors for the Central Plains Dairy Association, and a volunteer consultant on the El Salvador Farmer-to-Farmer Program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Dr. Diaz lives in Brookings, South Dakota and can be reached at email@example.com