Michael grew up on an grain and cattle farm in Southwestern Minnesota which continues to consists of a corn, soybeans, and a registered Angus seed-stock operation. He attended the University of Minnesota where he received his DVM and B.S. in Veterinary Science. While performing his veterinary studies, he completed the Dairy Production Medicine course which continues to serve as the National Center of Excellence in Dairy Veterinary Medicine in the United States. He started working for Trans Ova Genetics at the beginning of veterinary career. He served on the Professional Services Team and performed procedures associated with assisted reproductive technologies as it related to embryo transfer and In-Vitro Fertilization. He also served a lead role on the Veterinary Services Team which was responsible for the animal health, surgeries and husbandry procedures for the cattle involved in the Elite Calf Program, Viagen Cloning Program, Genetic Advancement Center’s Heifer Program, and Recipient Cow Program. He had a strong passion for the continuous improvement of maximizing genetic potential in young calves through nutrition and disease mitigation, and that passion is still with him today. He enjoys challenges as it relates to calf health and nutrition. It has been a standard of his to utilize evidence-based approaches for solutions, as well as challenge and influence the research to provide the best answers for the problems our clientele endure. It all starts with Colostrum, Colostrum Colostrum, maximizing protein and energy resources to support the immune system and achieve optimal growth, and transitioning calves in the right ways to become fully functional and efficient ruminants. He is happy to join the Saskatoon Colostrum Company and work with all of the awesome team-members as we embark on the quest of optimizing animal care and growth in the various production schemes throughout the world! Science, Nature, Care!