Dr. Bob James retired in July 2016 as a full professor and the dairy extension project leader in the Dept. of Dairy Science at Virginia Tech with additional responsibilities in teaching and research. His most recent research was field- based involving management of on farm pasteurizers used for calf feeding and automated calf feeding systems. He is a founding member of the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association and was a board member for more than 10 years.
He had a dairy herd consulting business for 15 years prior to retiring from the University. Upon retirement his business model shifted to dairy calf and heifer consulting on larger farms and calf ranches throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. He routinely makes presentations at producer and veterinary conferences annually. Since 2018, Bob has focused on the preweaned dairy calf. He is the author of calfblog.com which features timely information on calf management with a focus on automatic calf feeders.
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