Farm Management Solutions

This highly skilled team specializes in helping producers optimize the suite of DelPro™ products and apps. They also advise on reproduction, calf and heifer management, housing, and nutrition.

  • Work with customers milking robotically (VMS™) and conventionally
  • Assist producers in achieving their reproductive and production goals
  • Manage the Robotic Farming Academy for users and advisors of DeLaval robotic and precision management technology

Meet the Team

Nancy Charlton
Nancy Charlton, DVM

Dairy Advisor, Farm Management Solutions

Raised on a dairy farm in Ontario, Canada, Nancy’s passion for large animal care began at an early age, leading her to work on dairy farms around the world. As a practicing Veterinarian, Nancy joined DeLaval to advise producers on topics like dairy reproduction and calf and transition cow health. She now leads the Farm Management Solutions team.

 

Courtney Claypool
Courtney Claypool

Dairy Advisor, Farm Management Solutions

After earning a M.S. in Dairy Cattle Reproductive Physiology, Courtney joined DeLaval as an advisor to large herd robotic and conventional milking dairies. She helps customers implement precision dairying technologies, like DelPro Farm Manager and milking parlor automation.

 

Marc Mimeault 
Marc Mimeault

Dairy Advisor, Farm Management Solutions

Marc has specialized in dairy cattle nutrition. With more than 25 years of experience working in the feed industry, he brings a lot of knowledge on the impact of nutrition in robotic and conventional milking operations.  

 

Denise Behnke 
Denise Behnke

Dairy Advisor, Farm Management Solutions

Denise grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, and she has spent her career helping dairy farmers optimize their DelPro™ Farm Manager software, assess their milking system performance and efficiency, and troubleshoot and set goals.

 

Brittany Core 
Brittany Core

Dairy Advisor, Farm Management Solutions

Brittany and her family raised dairy cattle in Kentucky and exhibited their Jersey cows on a state and national level. She advises producers on DelPro™ farm manager software and precision dairy technology as well as specializes in training and education.  

 

John Gerbitz 
John Gerbitz

Dairy Advisor, Farm Management Solutions

John was a self-employed dairy farmer for 18 years before working within the AI industry. He offers producers a wealth of practical dairy knowledge in addition to his expertise in large herd dairy cattle reproduction.

 

Mark Holzhuter 
Mark Holzhuter

Dairy Advisor, Farm Management Solutions

Mark has held a variety of field positions with DeLaval since the early 1990s. With an agricultural mechanization and business background, he is an expert in conventional milking operations and enjoys also working with robotically milking producers to help them achieve their goals.

 

Kate Steensma 
Kate Steensma

Dairy Advisor, Farm Management Solutions

Kate grew up on a fourth-generation dairy farm in Washington. After earning an M.S. in Animal Science, she joined DeLaval advising producers on topics like robotic milking, including grazing and cow traffic; parlour management; sort gates; and DelPro™.

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