Meet Dr. Bob Sager
Dr. Sager grew up on a registered Hereford ranch near Manhattan, MT and has been a rancher all his life.
Bob began his formal education with a BS in Animal Science at Montana State University, a DVM from Colorado State University in 1974, then practiced for thirty-six years - owning two practices in south central Montana. When he became eligible for Social Security at age 62, he used his SS checks to go back to graduate school to obtain his PhD in micro-mineral nutrition affecting the immune system of beef cattle. This interest developed while he was working with chronic BRD-immune vaccine failure cases and nutritionally deficient beef calves.
During his years as a veterinarian he mentored over 300 students, many practicing in Montana and Wyoming. While in graduate school he wrote a chapter in Brad Smith’s Large Animal Internal Medicine, has published several research articles involving cobalt supplementation affecting the humoral immune system in beef calves, and has spoken at national and international veterinary meetings about mineral nutrition and mineral deficiencies affecting health and performance in beef cattle.
He finished his PhD at Montana State University and while teaching beef production classes a recruiting firm called from Moscow, Russia. For the following two years he was employed as a Senior Veterinarian with Miratorg Holdings near Bryansk, Russia, supervising 68 Russian veterinarians and responsible for the health and biosecurity of over 537,000 beef cattle that are on 33 cow-calf farms, 24 yearling or stocker operations, and two 45,000+ head feedlots.
Bob is passionate about beef cattle medicine and health. He has written two books on beef calf health, spoken nationally and internationally on nutrition affecting health and performance in beef cattle. He has supplied expert testimony in several national cases. He has also competed research on new mineral and nutrition products for several national companies the past five years with several products available nationally.
Since starting the business in 2016 he has increased his client base to include 8 states, representing over 100,000 cow / calf production units, successfully improving calf health, increased pregnancy efficiency, and lowered costs of production with almost every client. Approximately 30% of the clients are in a natural beef production system. Ten percent of his clients are range and backyard sheep production clients.
Bob has four children and six grandchildren, and his hobby is fly fishing (many donated trips through AABP, ABVP scholarship auctions), ranching and working the soil, and throwing the hammer as he has competed in 37 US National Championships and 15 WMA World Championships on five continents since climbing out of his rolled over pickup while on a ranch call thirty-nine years ago.
He considers his life and career very blessed and has always been proud and fortunate to be a veterinarian mentored by some of the best in the profession. He prefers to be called Bob or Beef by his colleagues.