Richard Wood appointed Silent Herdsman Chairman

Richard Wood has been appointed Chairman of Silent Herdsman, the developers of a market leading heat detection & animal behaviour monitoring system for the dairy and beef farming sectors.

Richard Wood has been appointed Chairman of Silent Herdsman, the developers of a market leading heat detection & animal behaviour monitoring system for the dairy and beef farming sectors. He succeeds Jack Perry, who will remain a Non-Executive Director of the company.

Mr Wood brings a wealth of experience in the livestock sector of agricultural markets worldwide, having been CEO of Genus (the world leading animal breeding company) for 17 years, and a former Chairman of Innovis Ltd, the UK’s leading sheep breeder. Currently Mr Wood is a Director of Avon Rubber plc, the provider of Milkrite liners for the milking machines used on dairy farms, and Chairman of Atlantic Healthcare Ltd, a supplier of new drugs for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Mr Wood commented, “I am excited by the innovative cloud-based technology Silent Herdsman has developed for monitoring animal behaviour and am keen to help bring it to the market. The accuracy and effectiveness of their heat detection technology is well established. We look forward to farmers gaining benefit from the new product developments that are close to market and those that will be introduced during the next six months.”

 

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