• Ruminant Nutritionist – Cow/Calf and Feedlot Alberta
  • Western Ag Supply in Alberta, , Canada
  • jobs
  • 2 days ago

jobs description

BeefSmart, a leading independent animal nutrition and production management consulting company, requires an experienced Ruminant Beef Nutritionist to support growing demand for its cow/calf consulting services in Alberta, Canada.

BeefSmart has served animal producers since 1990, focused on maximizing clients’ net returns by providing industry leading expertise in the fields of nutrition, production management support, input cost reduction and research. Our whole farm analysis and team-oriented approach allow our business to continue to grow and offer our producers the most relevant scientific and effective advice.

Candidates seeking the opportunity to have a measurable impact on their clients’ bottom lines and work as part of an aggressive and dynamic team that values integrity are encouraged to apply.

This is a home office-based position located in Alberta requiring regular travel to client operations in the area as well as some travel within Canada and the United States... Opportunities exist to work out of office settings if the candidate is located near Lethbridge.

Job Description:


· Provide nutrition and production management services to clients with a focus on optimizing production performance, efficiency and ultimately the profitability of the producer.

· Expand BeefSmart’s nutrition, production and management services business.

· Providing measurable improvements on client cow/calf and feedlot performance and profits.

Key Functions:

· Develop strong relationships and build long-term nutrition plans for customers. Design best value feeding programs based on available ingredients, management targets, and feeding equipment. Provide nutritional and economic assessment of available commodities.

· Developing custom supplement and mineral blends to optimize animal growth, reproductive performance and productivity.

· Regular ingredient input cost reviews and best cost formulation of diets.

· Best cost ration balancing, grain processing quality

control, inspecting ration texture and particle size, evaluating efficient use of grains and forages to optimize performance and digestive health, and other activities to assist

· Setup, review, and audit implementation of feeding programs and improvement strategies in ranches, feedlots and backgrounding operations.

· Regular farm visits to clients to consult with ranch or feedlot managers on all areas of production.

· Work with clients to develop forage/feeding inventory strategies.

· Work with team and clients to interpret feed, water, and liver biopsy tests to provide mineral and feeding recommendations.

· Reviewing client production data and identify opportunities to increase profits through management practice changes to improve productivity or reduce input costs.

· Developing, demonstrating and leading improvement strategies for client ranches and feedlots.

· Client staff training on essential production and leadership skills.

· Trouble shooting production challenges at client feedlots and ranches.

· Review current research and implement new technologies on ranches and feedlots.

Abilities Required:

· Operate independently to manage client relationships and provide required services.

· Strong communication skills to apply knowledge and new technology at the customer level.

· Effective time management and organization skills.

· Consultative selling approach to demonstrate value of BeefSmart services and secure new services contracts.


· MSc or PhD in Animal Science candidates are preferred. Work experience specializing in ruminant nutrition and ranch management is an asset

· The ideal candidate should have a minimum 2 years in-the-field experience working with modern ranch and feedlot operations.

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

· Proficiency in ration balancing software (et. NDS Professional) would be an asset.

· Knowledge of feedlot management software (e.g. Fusion, ITS, PLA, etc.) considered an asset.

Please send your application letter and detailed resume by email to both Wayne and Lynne at [email protected]

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.24-$56.39 per hour

• Dental care
• Employee assistance program
• Flexible schedule

• 8 hour shift
• Monday to Friday
• On call
• Weekends as needed

• Registered Dietitian: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: On the road


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