Tom Earleywine

Tom Earleywine , Ph.D.

Director of Nutritional Services



University of Wisconsin-Madison


Tom is a calf care mastermind. He knows milk replacer formulations better than anyone on the planet. He’s a calf’s biggest advocate. And, his team leads cutting-edge research to ensure calves are getting the nutrition they need – not just to maintain – but thrive. He wants every calf to live up to it’s full potential.

His passion for calves is contagious. Spend a few minutes talking with him and you’ll be rethinking your calf program and how you can make it better. But, it’s likely you’ll wind up in a much longer discussion because when you get Tom talking calves, it’s hard to stop.

Tom’s passion for the dairy industry stems from his childhood growing up on a dairy farm and yes, feeding calves, in south central Wisconsin. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in dairy science with a focus on dairy nutrition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

If you’re lucky enough to chat with Tom, tell him a joke. He has an infectious laugh that’s sure to put a smile on your face. But, jokes aside, his parting words would be to feed your calves the best possible nutrition. 

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