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New Dairy team




Wynnstay invests in dairy team with four new appointments


Thomas Stephenson, Stuart Miles, Will Astley and Mark Price have been recruited to the team that gives technical advice and support to farmers and customers throughout the Midlands, Wales and Shropshire.

The innovative dairy team, which has multidisciplinary skills covering all aspects of dairy herd management, explores and shares the latest technologies and developments within the industry to help farmers increase their own efficiency for improvements in their bottom line.

This includes bringing the latest products and services to Wynnstay’s dairy customers
and sharing expert knowledge through newsletters, workshops, and meetings with specialists from all over the world.

Thomas, who is from Ulverston in Cumbria, is a former herdsman for a 260 strong pedigree Holstein herd.

Stuart, who hails from Milford Haven, South Wales, graduated from Harper Adams University with a foundation degree in agriculture and is a former assistant herd manager.

Former Royal Association of British Dairy Farmer Student of the Year Will Astley has a foundation degree in dairy herd management, from Reaseheath College. Will, who has worked on his family farm in Llansantffraid, Mid Wales, has been a lecturer at his former college and worked as a reproductive management systems technician.

Shrewsbury based Mark Price has an agriculture degree from the University of Reading. He has worked on his family farm as well as a 1,000 cow dairy unit in Scotland, the Harper Adams University dairy unit, and a 600-cow unit in Dorset.

All four are members of their local Young Farmers Club.

Huw McConochie, Wynnstay Head of Dairy Technical Services, said: “We are delighted to welcome the four new members of our dairy team.

“Together they bring a fresh and enthusiastic approach to herd management that can only benefit our customers and allow Wynnstay to improve the level of support and advice we can provide to ensure we help farmers stay at the cutting edge of the agricultural industry.”