Dr. Holt obtained both her undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of Queensland, Gatton. Simone's Ph.D. research investigated the effects of nutrition on feedlot cattle heat stress, and was conducted at the University of Nebraska, USA. Considered an expert in the field of heat stress, Simone, moved to the United States for 9 1/2 years after conclusion of her degrees in Australia. Relocating to the Northern Great Plains region, she undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at the South Dakota University under renowned researcher Dr. Robbi Pritchard. Subsequent to that position, Simone was promoted to the position of Assistant Professor which she undertook until the end of 2005. Since the beginning of 2006, Simone has worked as feedlot consultant for Hubbard Feeds based out of Minnesota, servicing clients throughout the Mid-Western United States.
Looking to move closer to home, Simone commenced employment with Nutrition Service Associates in October, 2010. Simone bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the company in the areas of heat stress, feeding cattle for high quality markets, feeding distillers by-products, implant programs, bunk management and staff training.
Brent grew up in the U.S in a small West Texas feedlot town where he learned to work hard and the value of integrity. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in 1993 in Accountancy followed by a short but interesting stint traveling the U.S auditing United States Governmental Agencies. He returned to school and received his Master of Science in Animal Science from West Texas A&M in 1998 where he studied with Dr`s. Michael Galyean and Louis Perino. In 2001 Brent received his Doctorate Degree in Animal Nutrition from Oklahoma State University where his research was primarily focused on cattle health and nutrition interactions.
Brent joined Nutrition Service Associates Southwestern division located in Hereford Texas in 2001 where he serviced large and small feedlots, stocker & cow-calf clients, feed-mills, equine clients, and small pig operations.
In 2015, Brent joined NSA`s Australia division and contributes expertise to the company in the areas of; backgrounding cattle, feeding by-products of the distilling process and other unusual feedstuffs, implant programs, implanting quality control, cattle feeding systems, staff training, feed milling, bunk management, and feedlot business analysis.
Grace grew up in Tasmania, living at Forth on the North-West coast and Relbia near Launceston where she attended Scotch Oakburn College. Grace was interested in rural life from a young age and this led her to study a Bachelor of Rural Science at the University of New England, NSW, which she completed in 2015. Studying at UNE enabled her to develop both practical and theoretical knowledge through the hands on learning provided. This study further developed Grace’s passion for the agriculture industry in particular beef production, animal health and nutrition.
During her university studies, Grace also had the chance to work on various sheep, cattle and cropping properties as well as undertaking full time employment at JBS Caroona Feedlot as Induction Foreperson in her final year of study. This practical experience has been invaluable to Grace in increasing her knowledge of all aspects of the feedlot industry.
Grace joined NSA in January 2016 and looks forward to continuing her studies and developing a career as a feedlot consultant.