IAP's mission is to assist clients in developing nutritional and practical operational programmes which:
recognise the resources and constraints of the environment in which the production system operates
endeavour to teach operations' staff to 'think', through educational programmes
simplify production processes, enhancing repeatability within the operation, which follows through to a consistent end point (carcase, milk etc.)
encourage the recognition of opportunities within the operation for future economic improvement.
IAP's vision is to continue to grow as a successful business through:
encouraging a professional, supportive, educational and progressive work environment amongst our staff
building personalised relationships and service with our clients, based on knowledge, integrity and mutual respect.
John Doyle DVM, PhD
Managing Director & Consulting Nutritionist
John is the Managing Director of Integrated Animal Production Pty Ltd which he founded in December 1997. The business provides consultancy services to beef, dairy and swine industries within Australia as well as South Africa, Indonesia, the USA and Argentina. John's primary focus is within the feedlot industry.
John was raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA and following undergraduate studies in Biology (Texas Lutheran College), completed a Masters in Nutrition (University of Arizona) and, after several years within the industry, he returned to complete veterinarian studies (Tuskegee Institute, School of Veterinarian Medicine, Tuskegee, AL). While practicing veterinary medicine he obtained his PhD in Nutrition in 1989 (Texas A & M University). After broad experiences in feedmill management, nutritional consultancy and as a practicing Veterinarian in the USA, John moved to Australia in 1993.
Aside from consultancy John has a keen interest in research and education. He has served as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Queensland School of Veterinary Medicine (2002) and contributes to the University of Queensland's School of Animal Science with an animal industry lecture series.
Although he is a permanent resident of Australia he maintains his involvement in the family goat and beef ranch in Texas.
Philip Dew BRurSc, MS
Phil has been an Associate and Consultant with lAP Pty Ltd since September 2001, providing technical advice to both feedlot and dairy clients throughout Australia. A life spent on the family beef cattle property in Kempsey, NSW, led to studies in Rural Science at the University of New England, and more recently the completion of a Masters in Ruminant Nutrition at West Texas A&M University in the USA.
Phil's previous professional experiences include several years as the feedmill and feedlot operations manager with the Australian Agricultural Company in Central Queensland. Here Phil had the unique experience of being part of the team responsible for the green site development and expansion of Goonoo Feedlot to its full capacity of 17,500 head.
Rob Lawrence MRurSc, PhD
Rob joined IAP Pty Ltd as a Consulting Nutritionist and Associate in February 2001. Rob has developed an extensive client base within Queensland, Northern New South Wales and Western Australia.
Prior to joining IAP, Rob has been employed as a nutritionist with Ridley Agriproducts, a feed manager with Whyalla Feedlot and also spent two years working in the Riverina on a sheep station.
Rob completed both a Bachelor and Masters in Rural Science, as well as a Certificate in Meat Science at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW. Rob also completed a PhD with the University of Queensland in 2007.
Rob is married and lives in Tamworth. Outside work and domestic bliss, Rob's greatest passion is attempting to master the bag pipes.
Stephen Bonner BAgSc(RuralTech), PhD
Steve joined the IAP team as an Associate and Consulting Nutritionist in 2015. Steve completed a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Rural Technology) at UQ Gatton in 2004 and in 2010 completed his PhD (also at UQ Gatton). His research investigated nutritional strategies to assist feedlot cattle under heat stress conditions.
Steve grew up on his family's beef property in Northern NSW and has continued involvement in the breeder and finisher operation. He maintains a keen interest in all aspects of beef production.
Before joining IAP, Steve worked for two Australian livestock consulting firms; in meat processing innovation and intensive livestock environmental management. Steve has also worked as a leading hand in construction (concreting and electrical).