Who We Are

WHO WE ARE

Dellait – Animal Nutrition & Health is a global biotechnology company dedicated to pioneering science-based nutrition solutions for the livestock industry. Our diverse team comprises accomplished scientists, consultants, and data analysts. We blend extensive industry expertise with specialized knowledge in livestock nutrition, health, farm management, and business intelligence.

At Dellait we know that the dairy sector is a strategic pillar in the agri-food industry. The production, processing and marketing chain of the dairy sector represents an important turnover with a great economic and social impact since it generates a lot of jobs and wealth in the counties in which it settles.

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We are also aware that good nutrition and cow health ensures that the milk they produce is of good quality and safe food for consumers. Today dairy farms face different challenges:


It is thus necessary for dairy producers to take on these challenges and be able to develop new strategies that make their farms more productive, effective, sustainable, modern and competitive.

PURPOSE

Our purpose is to assist dairy and beef farmers in delivering high-quality milk and meat while addressing the pressing global challenges within the agri-food sector.

Our mission is to enhance animal production efficiency, promote animal well-being, ensure food safety, and support environmental sustainability of animal-based food production systems. We achieve this through innovative solutions, advanced animal models, and comprehensive technical support, serving as the cornerstone of our business.

MISSION
Dellait is located within the Research Park at South Dakota State University. The Research Park at SDSU plays a unique role in science and technology-based economic development

DELLAIT'S 8 CORE VALUES

Integrity & Respect

We are guided by solid moral compass and uphold the highest standards of integrity in all our actions. We respect colleagues, clients, and all people we interact with truthfulness and empathy. Building trust builds a better firm.

Effectiveness

Following a “get it done” culture, we deliver outstanding results able to accomplish our purpose. We always strive for excellence.

Commitment

We obsess over client needs; client success is our success. We set high expectations and make them happen. Committed in heart and mind.

Openness

We remain open to the possibility that current beliefs could be wrong. We are grounded by humility and driven by ambition.

Innovation

We are constantly developing, testing, and improving to make sure we are delivering the best solutions to our clients. There is always a better way and we will not rest until we find it.

Agility

We aim to evolve and adapt quickly to market changes. We respond rapidly and with flexibility to new client demands.

Perseverance

We must keep moving forward no matter what. We never give up, especially when the issue appears too challenging.

One Team Approach

We work together collaboratively & selflessly. Dellait is made up of amazing individuals, but it is only through teamwork that we achieve greatness.

Fernando Diaz, CEO

Dr. Diaz is the Dellait’s CEO, and he works as a Dairy Nutrition and Management Consultant. He provides consultation to dairies and feed companies including nutrition and feeding management, forage and crop plans, and research and product development of new feedstuffs, additives and technologies for dairy cows.

Dr. Diaz is the Dellait’s CEO, and he works as a Dairy Nutrition and Management Consultant. He provides consultation to dairies and feed companies including nutrition and feeding management, forage and crop plans, and research and product development of new feedstuffs, additives and technologies for dairy cows. Previously, Dr. Diaz held a senior executive position with the Breeze Dairy Group, LLC, Wisconsin (USA). As Director of Operations, his main responsibilities were supervising and supporting managers at all group entities for achieving the company’s goal of quality milk production and profitability.

Dr. Diaz grew up on a dairy farm in Toledo, Spain, and obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Extremadura. He worked as a dairy veterinarian for six years before joining the dairy extension team at South Dakota State University, where he pursued a Master of Science in Dairy Nutrition. He also holds a Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition from the Technical University of Madrid (Spain). His research career has been mainly focused in protein nutrition and metabolism. He has conducted studies based on rumen-protected amino acids, slow-release urea, and protein co-products with the objectives of improving the performance and feed efficiency of high-production dairy cows, and the sustainability/profitability of dairy farms. Dr. Diaz has published several peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, 15 scientific abstracts, more than 200 popular press papers, and a Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) book chapter titled “Feeding Biofuel Co-Products to Dairy Cattle”.

Dr. Diaz has extensive experience in dairy farm systems, management practices, operational effectiveness, and applied research. He is a member of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP), and the European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP). Dr. Diaz is a certified scientist by the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) and by the American College of Animal Nutrition Science (ACANS). In addition, Dr. Diaz is on the board of directors for the Central Plains Dairy Association, and a volunteer consultant on the El Salvador Farmer-to-Farmer Program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Dr. Diaz lives in Brookings, South Dakota and can be reached at fernando@dellait.com