Dec. 6 2016 08:23 AM

Purina Animal Nutrition announces Troy Wistuba, Ph.D., as the new director of dairy technical solutions.

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In this role, Wistuba will work closely with the Purina Animal Nutrition Center research and development team. He’ll focus on identifying areas of opportunity surrounding dairy nutrition and develop new tools for dairy farmers and nutritionists to utilize on-farm.

“Wistuba will be a tremendous asset to our team, bringing with him a wealth of industry experience and knowledge,” says Dari Brown, Ph.D., senior director of livestock and lifestyle technical solutions at Purina Animal Nutrition. “His work and experiences will contribute to Purina’s goals of moving the industry forward and delivering innovative technology, products and programs for dairy producers.”

Wistuba earned his Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of Arkansas, where he focused on the impact of nutrition on immunity in livestock. He earned his master’s degree in nutrition, with an emphasis in forage preservation and utilization, and his bachelor’s degree in animal science, both from Kansas State University. Wistuba also was an animal science professor at Morehead State University. For the past five years, Wistuba has worked in technical service and research roles for dairy nutrition companies.

“Purina helps farmers better understand what it takes for dairy cattle to perform to their full potential,” says Wistuba. “In my new position, I am excited to contribute to helping producers unlock that potential in the ever-changing field of nutrition.”

Researchers at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center continue to find ways to help herds produce more milk, more efficiently and more profitably. More than 24,000 studies have been conducted at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center. As a result, tens of thousands of ingredients and nutrient combinations have been evaluated to create the best animal feed.

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Purina Animal Nutrition LLC ( is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States. Driven to unlock the greatest potential in every animal, the company is an industry-leading innovator offering a valued portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets. Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is headquartered in Shoreview, Minn. and a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O’Lakes, Inc.