Precision micronutrition specialists, ANIMAX, have taken on two new specialists covering Wales and surrounding regions.
Both ruminant specialists boast calf rearing and sheep breeding backgrounds and are joined by an ambition to speed up the progression of animal health and performance on dairy, beef, and sheep farms.
Based out of Saint Asaph and covering North Wales and North Central England, Aled Evans-Hughes has several years of experience from across the supply chain. Most recently, Aled has worked as an advisor for an animal health company, and before this as an SQP-qualified Animal Health Advisor for a local agricultural merchant. Preceding these roles, Aled has been a calf rearing manager and a herd manager across two diverse dairy systems.
“I want to help farmers control feed input costs by getting the most out of grazing and homegrown forages. There’s a broad spectrum of different things going on which can impact production and utilisation, and I firmly believe that trace elements play a key role,” says Aled.
Originally from north Wales and now living near Carmarthen in South Wales where she enjoys breeding pedigree texels and rearing beef with her fiancé, Lauren has taken on South Wales and South Central England territories for ANIMAX. Lauren studied Agriculture at Coleg Llysfasi Agricultural College before obtaining a BSc in Agriculture and Animal Science at Aberystwyth University. Like Aled, Lauren comes with a wealth of experience, having worked for a livestock trading company, a veterinary group, and then AHDB as an Animal Health Knowledge Exchange Manager.
During this time, Lauren worked on the Herd Advance project to improve dairy health and welfare across 100 farms within her area.
“I am excited to join ANIMAX where I see the huge potential to apply the precision trace element nutrition technologies on farm. There are so many unknowns right now, Tracesure from ANIMAX is one straightforward way that farmers can establish some certainty, and I look forward to it making its mark on health and performance in my area,” says Lauren.
Nigel Hemphill, Commercial Director for ANIMAX, has been behind the move to strengthen ANIMAX and their agri-solutions in Wales and central England.
“We’re delighted to welcome both Aled and Lauren to the team, particularly given their significant knowledge of, and experience in, the Wales territories. Wales is a strong livestock area with many forage-based systems, and there’s therefore huge scope for the micronutrition deficiencies that can impact on digestive, immune, and reproductive functions. We at ANIMAX have a sense of responsibility to support these farms through these challenging times, which is why we have expanded our specialist resource within the area,” concludes Nigel.