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Julie Judge has joined Virtus Nutrition as Great Lakes Sales Manager serving dairy producers and nutritionists in the Michigan, Indiana and Ohio dairy market.

Judge, who earned her degree in Animal Science at Michigan State University, will work with nutritionists and dairy producers as they seek to improve herd health, milk and reproductive performance by better balancing fatty acids in their dairy cow diets.

She started making calls for Virtus Nutrition the first week of January and covers a three-state region, which is home to an estimated 820,000 milk cows and more than 7,000 dairy producers.

Prior to joining Virtus Nutrition, Judge worked for 12 years as a Senior Territory Representative for Merck Animal Health with responsibilities for account management and sales of animal health products to dairy producers in the Michigan region. She also designed product business plans, project parameters and strategy for potential business opportunities, including key resource requirements and timelines. During the last four years, she was also Associate Director of Development for the College of Business, Central Michigan University.

“With Julie’s understanding of dairy farm management and her psassion for helping producers succeed, she’ll be a tremendous addition to the Virtus Nutrition team,” said Dan Andreasen, Eastern Sales Director for Virtus Nutrition.

To contact Julie, call (517) 881-6001 or e-mail

Company Overview:

As the industry leader in fatty acid nutrition for dairy cattle, Virtus Nutrition precisely formulates and manufactures innovative dairy feed ingredients that are proven to drive significant improvements in production efficiency and reproductive performance. Virtus Nutrition collaborates with leading industry researchers to improve the understanding of fatty acids in the diet, develops innovative products, and manufactures them to the tightest specifications to optimize their powerful results. For more information about Virtus Nutrition, please visit the website at