We’re committed to helping you customize a feeding program that precisely fits your practices, pastures and preferences. Your local CHS Payback® nutrition consultant makes recommendations and develops formulations unique to your needs, using the latest software technology. They also make sure your water, forage, grain and feed are tested regularly to provide you with the most-accurate information for ration balancing and performance projections.
In short, CHS Payback nutrition consultants do what it takes to determine exactly what nutrients your animals need for peak performance – and they do it with your wallet in mind. Find a nutrition consultant near you.
Two fulltime CHS nutritionists bring a depth of experience to the Payback brand. Their overall formulation philosophy is simple: create high quality, economical feed that never fails to deliver solid nutrition. They constantly evaluate university and independent research about different animal species, incorporating the latest advances into their products and recommendations. Over the years, they’ve formulated thousands of proven Payback products, all to help customers like you get the most out of your investment.
CHS nutritionists provide technical support to local Payback consultants, delivering training and assistance with feeding programs and custom formulations. Together, they’ll make sure you’re feeding the right rations and right supplements, and help you make the most of your grain, silage and hay crops. Our nutritionists also handle local producer meetings and training.
Kim R. Hager, M.S., PAS, animal nutritionist
Having worked with ranchers and feeders for over 25 years, Kim Hager has developed a keen interest in the formulation of supplements and free-choice minerals to accurately balance the inadequacies of northern plains forages. Hager – who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal nutrition from the University of Wyoming – is a member of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, a long-time Montana Feed Association board member and active participant in the Montana Nutrition Conference and Livestock Forum. He serves customers of the CHS feed manufacturing plants in Dickson, N.D.; Hermiston, Ore.; Morrill, Neb.; and Great Falls and Circle, Mont.
Lance R. Kennington, Ph.D., animal nutritionist
CHS animal nutritionist Lance Kennington has a Master of Science degree and doctorate in ruminant nutrition from the University of Idaho, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Wyoming. He provides expert on-farm consulting to producers and ongoing technical support to CHS feed consultants in the eastern region. Kennington has a depth of cattle expertise, having worked in all aspects of the cattle industry including dairy, cow/calf, backgrounding/stocker, and finishing feedlot operations.