We are Committed to Excellence

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Scothorn Nutrition believes dairy nutrition is more than just ration formulation.  We provide one-on-one dairy consulting that takes a holistic approach to the entire operation, including on-farm troubleshooting and ration evaluation.  Our services are based on schedule visits to discuss goals, sample forages, Body Condition Score and review on-farm and 3rd party data.  Ration formulation is provided for lactating cows, dry cows and heifers using industry leading software.  We encourage collaboration with all your industry partners.  We’ll work with you to make optimum use of feed alternatives and forages, and make informed business decisions to reduce production costs, increase milk solids and increase profits.

 

Our Team

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Daniel Scothorn Profile

Daniel Scothorn

Owner/ Leader

Daniel believes he has the best job in the world!  “I get to work with the top dairy producers on the east coast, network with bright nutritionists and accomplished business people, and walk through farms looking at cattle every week, all with the intent of producing one of the best foods known- Milk!”  As a partner and leader of Scothorn Nutrition, Daniel’s job is to ensure “we are walking the talk” by providing well formulated diets for healthy cows while helping our clients maximize their profitability.

Focusing on the fundamentals of dairy nutrition- quality forage, highly digestible grains, feeding management and least cost formulation, are Daniel’s strengths.  Influenced by his father, Donald Scothorn, a dairy farmer and Holstein Canada judge, and growing up on a dairy farm, Daniel learned how to work with cattle and observe cow signs at a young age. 4-H was a big part of Daniel’s youth and taught him cattle showmanship, entrepreneurship and public speaking.

Nutrition knowledge was gained when he earned a Bachelor and Master of Science at Dalhousie and the University of Saskatchewan.  Daniel worked as a dairy feed advisor for Feed-Rite in Alberta, and then as the Ruminant Nutritionist with Co-op Feeds across Western Canada.  Afterwards, Daniel and Heather partnered to unveil Scothorn Nutrition- a company designed to offer independent nutrition advising to farms wanting to improve feed cost and milk yield.  Nutrition consulting has been provided to many farms and organizations globally such as Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Vietnam and Canada.  Daniel has volunteered with Farmers Helping Farmers by helping small dairy farms in Kenya improve milk production and cow health. Soccer coaching, personal fitness, cooking, surfing, and seeing new places are favourite things to do.  He has three amazing kids- Logan, Alexa and Zahra and a very supportive wife, Heather.

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Owner/ Operations Lead

Growing up on a Saskatchewan grain farm gave Heather the appreciation for hard work and issues important to farming families such as managing margins and growing a business.

As a partner in Scothorn Nutrition, Heather Angell manages corporate finances, company forecasting and researches future company initiatives. Heather has experience in creating and implementing marketing concepts, customer service, program planning, special events coordination, educational seminars, one-to-one and group coaching, and project management. She has a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan and B.Sc. in Nutrition from Acadia University, and has volunteered with Farmers Helping Famers assisting in small scale agricultural projects in Kenya. Heather also works as a registered dietician for the Nova Scotia health care system, providing expertise in the area of Diabetes care and prevention. Heather’s interests are outside living, biking, surfing, yoga and raising three healthy children.

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Dairy Specialist

Amber grew up on a dairy farm in central Quebec.  She obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University with a major in Accounting.  Prior to moving to Prince Edward Island, she worked at an accounting firm in Quebec specializing in Agriculture.  Since 2006, she has been active in the operations of Crasdale Farms & Brian Craswell Auctions which she owns with her husband, Brian.  Her desire to help her peers lead her to work with Scothorn Nutrition helping producers meet their goals.  She understands the challenges producers face and works with them to find the best solutions for their farm.  She joined the team in January 2017.  In Amber’s spare time, she enjoys volunteering as a 4-H Dairy Leader, helping with youth sports team and is a sports enthusiast herself.

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Christina Coughlan

Office Lead

Christina joined our team in April 2018.  She comes from operating a family business in the Toronto ON area construction industry for over 10 years and relocated to Nova Scotia.  She handles all account related and bookkeeping functions. Among office management, she is also involved with functions in our Energizer/Enervive transport and logistics.  Christina enjoys being involved in her local community events and volunteering her time to help out however she can.  She also enjoys sports and visiting the beautiful sceneries of NS.

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