Introducing – Sara

Introducing – Sara.

Sara received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 2002 while serving as the assistant herdsman for the university dairy farm. Her career has focused on Dairy Beef and Heifer Replacement operations in Texas and beyond, while working digitally on her Masters of Agricultural Business from Kansas State University. In 2004 Sara was given the opportunity to project manage a heifer replacement project in Tarroudant, Morocco alongside the country’s largest dairy cooperative and the US Grains Council. With a focus on increasing the production capabilities of the dairy industry while also developing a local source of beef, her team worked with over 800 dairy cooperative members. Following that project she helped lead a team in Inner Mongolia, China who aimed to provide locally sourced Chinese beef products to the growing number of beef consumers, again capitalising on dairy beef. Her experiences guided her in developing a Quality Systems Assurance program for incorporating dairy calves into USDA certified programs, and she also served as a Key Account Manager with Cargill’s Animal Nutrition ruminant team, assisting dairies to optimise nutrient balanced rations for herd wellness.

Now a Mum of 3 young kids Sara has joined the team at DRL as a lab technician focusing on Johne’s and TB diagnostics alongside Simon and generally imposing order around the laboratory. It’s like the United Nations around here, so don’t be surprised at another funny accent on the end of the phone line…

Most Recent Posts

From Johne’s.org news – Another JD Control Success Story!

Always nice to capture the attention of the global Johne’s community. Our most recent publication describing a JD control programme using DRL’s testing strategy has been picked up by the Johne’s Information Centre at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine as newsworthy. It’s nice to be …[Read more]

Control of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infection on a New Zealand pastoral dairy farm

Keeping the ‘R’ in DRL – the latest peer-reviewed and published study from DRL, carried out in collaboration with Dr Andrew Bates of Vetlife New Zealand and the Centre for Dairy Excellence, describes the control of Johne’s disease on a large NZ pastoral dairy farm using DRL’s testing strategy and the results really …[Read more]

Control of paratuberculosis: who, why and how. A review of 48 countries

A wide ranging study on the current state of play of Johne’s disease control globally has been recently published showing that the world is moving quickly to address Johne’s disease in farmed ruminants and dairy derived foodstuffs. Formal control programs are underway in 22 mostly developed countries, and are justified …[Read more]