Russell Pate, Ph.D.Nutritionist

Russell grew up in the Central Valley of California with family roots in the dairy industry. Russell’s desire to work with dairies inspired him to pursue a degree in Animal Science with a minor in Dairy Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While attending Cal Poly, Russell interned with Alpha Dairy Consulting, and also participated on the National Dairy Challenge Team. Both experiences fueled his desire to become a dairy nutritionist. After graduating, Russell worked for South Valley Trading, a commodity brokerage and merchandising firm, shortly before getting married and moving to Champaign, IL to pursue his Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Illinois. While at University of Illinois, Russell studied how different types of stress effect dairy cattle performance, metabolism, and immune health. During this time, Russell gained an extensive knowledge of dairy cattle nutrition, with an emphasis in amino acids and minerals. All of his experience and education has equipped Russell with the necessary tools to thrive as a dairy consultant.

Russell and his wife Briauna along with their 3 kids, Merrick, Halle, and Blair, now live in Visalia, California. Russell services dairies throughout California and Colorado and fully enjoys the clients he has the privilege to work with. Russell loves spending time with his family more than anything, and also enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and being involved in his church community.

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