Integrated Dairy Management (IDM) is owned by Martin van der Leek, a veterinarian & nutritionist with 20+ years experience in the dairy industry - University of Florida (as both intern & resident), veterinary practice in Florida & New Mexico, & herd manager in New Mexico, the Midwest & Texas. A graduate of Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria, South Africa, he has authored book chapters & scientific papers & holds a MS (Vet Med) degree from the University of Florida, majoring in epidemiology.
IDM strives to filter & integrate scientifically relevant information regarding all aspects of the dairy business & can assist you in the design & execution of a herd specific, integrated management plan for your dairy. IDM has at its disposal many partners with individual expertise in specific areas. IDM prides itself on its focus on the fundamentals of managing a dairy business, keeping it simple & not relying on technology. When recommending technology or products IDM does so with scientific integrity & independence, receiving no remuneration for such recommendations.
IDM services can be quoted by the hour, day or project - incurred expenses (travel & lodging) are additional. Fees for partner visits will be determined by each individual partner & will be billed separately. Unless otherwise specified, the recommendation of a partner implies an endorsement only of the individual or specific service recommended by IDM & not of the company as a whole.
IDM is committed to plan implementation & follow-up of all recommended strategies, tailored to the challenges at hand.