Wynnstay Dairy Team

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Ruminant Feeds Product Manager

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Steve joined Wynnstay in 1997 as Ruminant Feeds Technical Manager, following a 19 year career with the ABN group of companies as Ruminant Sales Manager and latterly Nutrition Consultant. Steve is responsible for product development, pricing, marketing and management of all ruminant compound feeds, including milk powders, minerals, supplements and liquid feeds and also heads up the team of Calf and Youngstock Specialists.

Steve started his agricultural career as herdsman for a 300 cow Cheshire dairy farm and after gaining a Diploma in Agriculture, joined a national animal feed company where he progressed to the position of Nutrition Consultant.

Steve has over 35 year’s experience of management and nutrition of dairy cows, calves, beef cattle and sheep and is dedicated to ensuring our customer’s ruminant stock achieve top results.

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Dr Huw McConochie

Dr Huw McConochie

Head of Dairy Technical Services

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Huw joined Wynnstay in 2011 as Senior Dairy Specialist and is now Head of Dairy Technical Services.

Huw heads up the six strong Dairy Technical Services team who provide technical services to Wynnstay customers. Experience wise Huw has worked in the dairy industry for over 27 years during which time he progressed from Herdsman to Farms Manager.

A graduate of Aberystwyth University Huw gained an honours degree in Animal Science and a PhD in Lactation Physiology.

Huw is passionate about the dairy industry with an avid interest in the economics and business operations of dairy farms.

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Rebecca Richards

Rebecca Davies

Senior Calf & Youngstock Specialist

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Rebecca Joined Wynnstay in 2013 as a Calf Specialist, since then she has progressed to Senior Calf Specialist and leads the Wynnstay Calf Team.

With a BA and MA in Business Management with food supply chain and International Business, RAU, Rebecca brings a business perspective to calf rearing and is passionate about rearing profitable heifers.

A farmer’s daughter and farmers wife, Rebecca is never far from a calf and has a true understanding for just how frustrating they can be at times.

Her role within the team involves being a point of contact for calf related products for Wynnstay’s 54 retail outlets as well as sales support for Wynnstay field sales representatives. Based in Carmarthenshire, Rebecca covers South Wales and sells everything to do with calves, ranging from milk powder, starter nuts, heifer nuts and even calf accommodation and feeding equipment. 

Rebecca enjoys the marketing side of the business and in 2016 launched the LifeStart milk powder range. 


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Iwan Vaughan 

Iwan Vaughan

Dairy Specialist

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Iwan joined Wynnstay in July 2010, after graduating from Aberystwyth University with a First Class BSc (Hons) Agriculture with Animal Science, and later a Diploma in Ruminant Nutrition at Harper Adams University.

After 2 years’ experience within the sales team Iwan joined the Wynnstay Dairy Technical Team.

Iwan’s passion for ruminant management and nutrition, especially dairy, originates from his family farm, which runs dairy, beef and sheep enterprises.

Iwan covers North and Mid Wales areas.

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Mark Price

Mark Price

Dairy Specialist

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From a Dairy Farm in Shropshire, Mark studied Agriculture at University of Reading from 2007 to 2010.

He then spent two years on a Dairy Management training scheme with Kite Consulting, where he worked on a 1200 cow dairy business in Southwest Scotland, the Harper Adams College and a dairy unit in Dorset.

After that, Mark worked on a dairy farm in Shropshire before joining Wynnstay Dairy Technical Services team in March 2015.

Special interests include dairy nutrition locomotion and digital dermatitis.

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Tom Stephenson 

Tom Stephenson

Dairy Specialist

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Thomas is from a farming family in Cumbria with an extensive background in working on large dairy units alongside starting up and running his own business farming beef and sheep.

Thomas joined Wynnstay as part of the dairy technical services team in March 2015 and has a particular interest in dairy calves and young stock.

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Jessica Charlton 

Jessica Charlton

Calf Specialist

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Jess joined as a Wynnstay Calf Specialist in January 2017 having previously worked at Walford college teaching Agriculture.  Before that Jess worked at a large veterinary practice in Shropshire as a Veterinary Technician specialising in embryo transfer.

Jess studied for four years at Harper Adams University where she completed a degree in Animal Health (BSc). During her placement year, she worked as a herdsman and calf rearer on a dairy farm in Cheshire. She currently lives on a 400-cow spring calving dairy unit in Shropshire with her partner. Special interests include calf health and productivity.

Living south of Shrewsbury, Jess will cover the counties of North Herefordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and the North Midlands providing top class advice to farmers and promoting the sales of milk powders, calf feeds, calf machines and other calf related products in conjunction with feed and animal health sales staff and the relevant Wynnstay Stores.

Millie Hendy 

Millie Hendy

Calf Specialist

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A farmer’s daughter raised on a mixed beef and sheep farm near Bath, Millie brings a practical and hands on approach to youngstock rearing.  Living between Bath & Bristol, Millie will cover Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Herefordshire, North Wiltshire, North Somerset and eastwards along the M4 corridor.

With a keen passion for all types of livestock through success in the showring, stock judging and having established her own pedigree shorthorn herd Millie joins the team bringing with her a wealth of knowledge on the beef industry. Previous experience as a livestock buyer has also lead to a great understanding of what is required when it comes end goal of your animal.

 

 

 

 

 

Eimear Diamond 

Eimear Diamond

Calf Specialist

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Eimear Joined the Wynnstay team in 2017 as a Calf Specialist.

Eimear has a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from Bristol University. After graduating she joined Foyle Foods, a meat processing company where she developed a keen eye for good carcass quality.

Raised on a beef farm in Northern Ireland Eimear has a firm understanding for the importance of getting the first few months of a calves life correct, resulting in a more productive cow, and better quality carcass.

Eimear, who lives near Exeter, will cover Devon, South Somerset, Dorset, South Wiltshire, Hampshire and other relevant southern areas. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Wilson 

Sandy Wilson

Calf Specialist

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Sandy joined Wynnstay in March 2012 as an Animal Health Specialist covering the North Wales/Cheshire borders.  Sandy is a farmer’s daughter from Ruthin, North Wales, farming both beef and sheep, with an emphasis on calf rearing.  Prior to joining Wynnstay, she studied at Reaseheath College and Harper Adams; alongside her studies, she undertook relief milking on a self-employed basis, gaining invaluable experience of working on a number of different systems.

In August 2016, Sandy, together with her own beef herd, relocated to West Wales where she joined her partner’s family farm of circa 350 head of beef cattle.  In addition, Sandy accepted the role of Calf Specialist covering North, Mid and West Wales, capitalising on her enthusiasm for ensuring maximising productivity, health and performance of cattle. 

Sandy is currently undertaking a distance learning course with Aberystwyth University in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production, ultimately aiming towards a Master’s degree (MSc).