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DietCheck - the nutrition system that puts you in control of your feeding decisions

At DietCheck, we are dedicated to making the creation of diets as easy, scientific and precise as possible.  Whether it be checking existing diets, hand mixing formulations or using Optimisation, rations can be created with just a few clicks of the mouse.  What's more, the feed databases and the models underpinning animal requirements are from published scientific calculations so you can be sure of their pedigree.  DietCheck is used successfully to feed millions of animals worldwide.

 

The People Behind Dietcheck

Since 1997 we have been designing and supplying simple effective feeding software offering nutritionists, farmers, vets and consultants feeding advice for dairy cows, growing cattle (dairy, beef and suckler), pigs (swine) and poultry. DietCheck is developed and run by nutritionists - Jonathan Blake and Ian Brown. They are supported by Julian Waters in New Zealand who covers program development and sales in the Far East.

 

Dr Jonathan Blake
United Kingdom

Jonathan was educated as an Agricultural Biochemist, and after studying rumen amino acid metabolism for his PhD, spent 4 years at the University of Cambridge teaching nutrition to medical and veterinary students. He worked as a nutritionist for a major feed compounder responsible for the nutritional and raw material specifications of all dairy, beef, calf and sheep feeds. He was Technical Secretary for the ‘Feed into Milk’ project and is now Technical Secretary of the Forage Analytical Assurance group which assures the quality of silage analysis in the UK. Since 1993 he has provided nutritional support to farmers, feed suppliers and compounders. He began DietCheck in 1997.

Ian Brown
United Kingdom

Ian comes from a practical farming background and spent 15 years working on dairy farms in various management roles. Ian has been employed in the agricultural supply sector since 1991 primarily involved in ruminant nutrition with focus on the dairy sector in particular. During this time he has been involved in training colleagues in practical nutrition. For the past ten years he has also run his own independent dairy nutrition business. He joined DietCheck in 2010.

 
Shirley Milward
United Kingdom

Shirley hails from a dairy farming family and as such understands our industry and its idiosyncrasies. She joined the DietCheck team over 3 years ago bringing with her over 20 years of experience of customer service and managing busy offices. Her main focus is dealing with customer’s needs providing a quick solution to all their requirements. She is an integral part of our support and administration team.

Julian Waters
New Zealand

Following Julian's research at the University of Bristol, where his PhD reviewed MP system and involved checking the ME & MP system in the 1993 UK feeding advisory manual, Julian worked for the UK agricultural advisory service and then a major commercial feed supply company. He worked to develop early computer feeding programs and since 1996 has lived and worked in New Zealand. After seven years with a major New Zealand nutrition company Julian has established his own independent nutritional consultancy.

 

DietCheck Mission Statement

At DietCheck, we are dedicated to making the creation of diets as easy, scientific and precise as possible. Whether it be checking existing diets, hand mixing formulations or using Optimisation, rations can be created with just a few clicks of the mouse. What's more, the feed databases and the models underpinning animal requirements are from published scientific calculations so you can be sure of their pedigree. DietCheck is used successfully to feed millions of animals worldwide.

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