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Brothers in farms

Dairy farmer sons Chris and Graham Shepherd have joined forces and opened up Shepherd Dairy Services a new dairy division operating alongside Graham’s current business G Shepherd Animal Health.

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Chris and Graham Shepherd with GEA Farm Technologies Sales Manager, Dave McNair and the Westmorland County Show judge presenting the team with best show stand

Chris, a former agricultural banker, and Graham, a qualified vet, the Shepherd Brothers have a wealth of knowledge between them and with this industry experience have recently been appointed GEA Farm Technologies authorised dealer operating in Lancashire, South Cumbria, Isle of Man and the Craven & Keighley districts of Yorkshire.

Joining Chris and Graham are two dairy engineers Paul Baxter & Tim Eastwood previously of United Milking Systems who between them have worked in the industry for 50 years and have experience of GEA Farm Technologies milking and cooling equipment. Anthony Marsh, has also joined as Operations Manager, who has worked within the milking machine industry for many years on equipment and cow management systems.

The new dealership can offer all brands within the GEA family including the MIone automatic milking system, TCool bulk milk tank, cow brushes, Agroserve and GEA dairy hygiene products, Royal De Boer M2M cow cubicles, Houle superior slurry handling equipment and the newly acquired Milfos range.

General Manager at Shepherd Dairy Services, Chris Shepherd, said: “We have a great team working with us to supply quality equipment and service to all dairy farmers in the region. Being an authorised GEA Farm Technologies dealer means that we can offer everything the dairy farmer needs through their Total Solutions package.”

Commercial Manager at GEA Farm Technologies, Dave Wenner, said: “Lancashire and the surrounding areas have a significant dairy cow population and we are looking forward to working together with Shepherd Dairy Services to ensure that farmers in the region receive the first class attention and customer support expected of a GEA Farm Technologies dealer.”

For more information contact Shepherd Dairy Services on 01772 972150 or email


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