Central Sands Dairy LLC. Gordie Jones currently lives in De Pere, WI. He attended Michigan State University and received his Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. He practiced, Dairy Performance Medicine, in Wisconsin for 22 years. Gordie was a Technical Service Specialist for Monsanto Dairy for 3 years.
Gordie is currently an independent dairy performance consultant and a partner of Central Sands Dairy LLC. Central Sands Dairy is a 4,000 milk cow dairy. He also has worked, for Quality Milk Sales, as a production consulting specialist and a nutritionist for a consortium of large dairies. Gordie is the designer of Fair Oaks Dairy in Indiana. Fair Oaks Dairy is a dairy farm with more than 20,000 cows. He was also the nutritionist and on the management team for the first 7 years, until starting Central Sands Dairy, where he was the designer and managing partner for 5 years.
He has consulted with dairy producers and veterinarians both across the U.S. and Globally, on dairy herd performance, nutrition, cow environments, dairy housing, expansion, dairy management, personal SOPs, and cow comfort. He has placed considerable emphasis on housing design to keep, cows clean, dry, and comfortable. He has influenced the development of several cow comfort features in barn construction through work with environmental consultants and contractors.
Gordie is the developer of the “Goldilocks Dry Cow Diet” (Controlled Energy Diet). Last year at CSD, 4,400 calving’s, and 7 displaced abomasum’s (DA’s). He was awarded the Merial Excellence in Preventive Medicine Award for Dairy by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners in 2001. That is the highest honor for performance in AABP. Gordie and his wife, Mary, have been married 46 years and have 3 children.