East Coast Viners expands its livestock nutrition team

14 Dec 2023

Leading animal nutrition specialists and feed mill, East Coast Viners is pleased to welcome trainee ruminant nutritionist Rebecca Bennett as it expands its team.

A recent graduate of Harper Adams University, Rebecca brings with her broad practical on-farm experience working with dairy, beef cattle and sheep, as well as completing her placement year with a well-known nutrition company focusing on dairy cow transition management.

Ryan Daly of East Coat Viners said,

“Good nutrition is becoming increasingly important for livestock producers as they focus on productivity and efficiency, managing input costs and environmental challenges to achieve the best return for their businesses. We are delighted to be expanding the team by bringing Rebecca on board, furthering our ability to provide continued support our customers. We look forward to getting her out on the road with our team to build her experience and meet our customers.”

Rebecca, who is originally from Lancashire, has a keen interest in agriculture, particularly cattle nutrition. Having completed her placement year through Harper Adams, working for a feed company gaining knowledge in optimising transition management on dairy farms in the North and Midlands of England. This included improving production, cow comfort, and looking at the best nutrition from pre-calving to post-calving while also assessing the cows’ metabolic health, body condition score, environment, and milk data to identify issues and provide practical solutions.

“I’m really enjoying being part of the East Coast Viners team and learning more about nutrition and how different approaches can improve the health and performance of livestock. It’s an area I’ve always been interested in and it’s amazing to have this opportunity to be learning hands-on with such an experienced team.”

When at home Rebecca enjoys walking, training her sheep dog and helping on the farm. She has also been an active member of Slaidburn Young Farmers Club for 10 years, taking part in many competitions including sport, stock judging, cooking, and public speaking.