Dr Drew "The Calf Guru"

Experience You Can Count On

We know that everyday, somebody shows up with a product to sell that will solve all of your problems. The reality is, the problems remain after the salesman is gone. 

What makes us different? WE WORK FOR YOU! Our focus is helping calf producers be more profitable by implementing procedures and practices that meet the calf's needs and minimizes your cost. Our goal is to help you maximize your profit. 

Articles – Dr. Drew has written extensively about calf management and nutrition during his 30+ year career. Clients have access to all of Dr Drew's articles as well as access to Dr Drew's extensive library of calf research publications (more than 2000 research papers). 

Customized management program and custom formulations – one size does not fit all! Your operation is unique and our recommendations are developed to take advantage of your unique situation including feed resources, labor and management capabilities, as well as supply and market for calves in your area. Our custom recommendations and formulations are based on your needs and goals - not the feed companies desire to sell more products!

About Dr. Drew - Dr. Drew A. Vermeire, also known as “The Calf Guru” is an internationally recognized calf nutritionist working with veal, dairy beef, replacement heifer calves, and beef cattle. Originally from Kansas City, he has worked throughout the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico, and Europe. 

“Dr. Drew” earned his B.S. Agr., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in animal nutrition, from The Ohio State University, and has been involved in animal nutrition, management, and research for more than 30 years. He was both a member and sustaining member of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) until 2017. He is a member of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) since 1990 and is a reviewer for the Journal of Dairy Science. He became a member of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists in 1996 and was one of less than 300 nutritionists world-wide to earn the status of Diplomate of the American College of Animal Nutrition in 2001.

Dr. Drew is well known for his development of “The BABY DOLL Program” – the premier management and nutritional program for producing beef from Holstein steers and for his development of an Oral Rehydration Solution which is an effective alternative to intravenous fluids in dehydrated calves. Dr. Drew conducts research with calves and consults with both corporate and producer clients. He has been a frequent speaker at conferences and meetings for veal, dairy beef, and replacement heifers and he is currently writing a book on calf nutrition and management.

Learn More

The business of raising calves is rewarding, difficult, time-consuming, enjoyable, frustrating, risky, and stressful all at the same time. There is excitement and anticipation with the arrival of each new group and a feeling of a job well done when each group ships out, even if they only go to a different pen on the same farm. We understand the complexities of profitably growing calves and work with our clients to help them be more successful in their own operations. We can help you, too!

Find out more