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Alltech recruits experience

Alltech, one of the UK’s leading animal health and nutrition companies, is strengthening its in-field presence with a key appointment.

Mark Townsend

Mark Townsend joins Alltech

Mark Townsend joins Alltech as regional Ruminant Specialist for the South of England, where he will be supporting key customers from the south east across to the south west continuing to strengthen links between Alltech, farmers and the feed industry.

“I will be working closely with both farmers and the feed industry,” says Mark, “promoting Alltech’s natural science based feed products and solutions. By discussing farmers’ needs and issues I can then communicate ideas and solutions to the feed industry stimulating the continual improvements demanded by today’s high performance livestock.”

Mark joins with over 20 years of experience in livestock nutrition gained from many years as a senior dairy consultant with Promar and a number of feed supplement and buying roles across the industry. A graduate of Somerset College of Agriculture and Horticulture, Mark believes strongly in Alltech’s extensive range of animal feed supplements – all based on yeast, fermentation and natural enzyme technology – and their proven ability to improve animal nutrition, health and performance.

“I am delighted to be working for Alltech,” adds Mark, “their ethos and commitment to research and development, to promoting the science behind the products that proves that they work has always been a strong trademark. Having been at the sharp end of animal nutrition, particularly in dairy, the importance of attention to detail and matching the cows nutrition to demands throughout the milk cycle is paramount – and I have seen that Alltech can make a significant difference and I aim to expand awareness of the company and its many products to a wider audience.”

“Mark’s knowledge and experience will be a real asset to the team here at Alltech,” says Graeme Smith, Alltech’s National Ruminant Sales Manager. ” His natural empathy with farmers, also his expertise and enthusiasm, will be much appreciated by customers and significantly adds to our strategy of growth in on farm expertise.”

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