Nutrition Consultant

Nutrition Experts

At CHS, our animal nutritionists bring a depth of experience to the Payback brand. Our overall formulation philosophy is simple: create high quality, economical feed that never fails to deliver solid nutrition. Our experts constantly evaluate university and independent research about different animal species, incorporating the latest advances into their products and recommendations. Over the years, we'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 nutrition consultants, delivering training and assistance with feeding programs and custom formulations. Our team makes sure you're feeding the right rations and right supplements, and we will help you make the most of your grain, silage and hay crops. Our nutritionists and consultants also handle local producer meetings and training. 


Lance R. Kennington, Ph.D., animal nutritionist


Lance R. Kennington, Ph.D., animal nutritionist
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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.

Cory Parsons,  Ph.D., animal nutritionist


Cory Parsons,  Ph.D., animal nutritionist
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Cory Parsons joined CHS in January 2020 as an animal nutritionist. He has a Master of Science in animal and vet Sciences from the University of Idaho, as well as a Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition from Montana State University. He works directly with producers, CHS nutrition consultants, and feed dealers in Montana, the western Dakotas and the Pacific Northwest. He has worked in the animal sciences industry for the last 20 years providing education for county, state, and university extension services. Prior to joining CHS, he spent the last five years as livestock operations manager for the Montana State University - Northern Ag Research Center.