Dairy Records Management Systems hires Oliphant

Erinn Oliphant

Dairy Records Management Systems (DRMS) hired Erinn Oliphant as manager of Outreach Services. Oliphant has spent the last five years working with producers and sales representatives nationwide. Her role with DRMS will be to provide leadership for support, marketing education and sale, including  helping clients from California to New York utilize and promote DRMS products and services; developing educational programs; and implementing customer care strategies.

DRMS, with offices in Raleigh, N.C. and Ames, Iowa, provides dairy information products and services for DHIAs, producers, veterinarians, consultants and other dairy industry professionals throughout the United States.

Most recently, Oliphant worked for Technekes, LLC where she helped launch a customer care program for a Fortune 100 agricultural company.

Buske joins ANIMART as marketing associate

Kayla Buske

ANIMART, Inc. added Kayla Buske as a marketing associate of its large animal dairy and livestock division.

Buske recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She will be responsible for assisting with dairy and livestock marketing and communications and supporting efforts to introduce new products to the ANIMART sales team and ANIMART customer base.

Buske grew up on a family dairy farm, and professional experiences include work and/or internships at East Central/Select Sires, the UW-Madison Department of Dairy Scienc, and Hoard’s Dairyman.

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Pioneer Hi-Bred names Laubach as Upper Midwest dairy specialist

Matt Laubach

Matt Laubach has been named dairy specialist focusing on eastern South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa for Pioneer Hi-Bred. Laubach will work with dairy producers, concentrating on alfalfa and inoculants.
Laubach is a graduate of North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D., where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prior to joining Pioneer, Laubach worked as the manager of the dairy research and training facility at South Dakota State University. He also was an instructor of several dairy science classes at the university.
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Kemin AgriFoods welcomes new staff

Kemin AgriFoods North America has added Ruben Almada and Alden Lipata as key account managers, and Dr. Sarah Boucher as technical service manager.

Ruben Almada

Almada and Pipata join the sales team as the key account managers together responsible for California and Arizona.

Almada comes to Kemin from Western United Environmental Services in California. Prior to that, he worked for Cargill as a dairy management consultant in central California.

Lipata comes to Kemin from Associated Feeds in Turlock, Calif., where he was responsible for formulation and quality assurance. Lipata began his career in the feed business while in the Philippines where he received a Bachelor’s degree from Mapua Institute of Technology in Manila and a Master of Business Administration from De La Salle University in Manila.

Alden Lipata

Boucher, Ph.D., joins as a ruminant technical service manager.  She comes to Kemin from William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute. She has authored numerous journal articles, abstracts and other publications.  Boucher holds a Bachelor of Science in animal bioscience from Pennsylvania State University; her Master of Science in animal science and Doctor of Philosophy in animal and nutritional sciences from the University of New Hampshire.

Founded in 1961, the Kemin group of companies ( provides health and nutritional solutions to the agrifood, food ingredient, pet food, human health and pharmaceutical industries.

Dr. Sarah Boucher