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Schippers continue to grow



Schippers UK, one of the largest service suppliers for livestock farmers has seen their UK branch treble in size since taking over Rotech Livestock Equipment Ltd. Rotech, a firm based in Chichester, West Sussex specialised in artificial insemination-related products. With the amalgamation of Rotech and Schippers, Schippers UK are able to deal directly to the farmers, and can deliver a faster service as well as more competitive prices.

Since the takeover in December 2010 Schippers UK, which is located in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, it has taken on double the amount of staff as productivity increases.

The newest specialised representative is the UK Pig Representatives, dealing with everything to do with the pig industry, Nigel Bennet covers the UK. Nigel has been involved in all aspects of pig production, from managing a Nucleus unit for a breeding company for ten years.

He has also worked as an International Product Specialist, working in Russia and the Ukraine, as well as looking after UK customers.

Travelling across the UK Nigel says: Schippers hopes to have more contact with the farmers, I think that a more hands on approach within the company will benefit both the client and us as, Schippers continues to grow.

Along with a growing UK office, Schippers has launched its new website (, with important new features which will make it easier for farmers and other customers, to see the most up-to-date developments in farming, as well as an efficient way to order products and keep track of all your farming needs.

One of the Directors of Schippers and the Head of the UK Department, Harrie Schippers said: This new site has been designed to help get you to exactly what you need with the minimum of fuss. A better lay out and a new improved search bar are just a few of the features now available.

A family run firm, Schippers whose slogan is Passion for Farming has a “vast product range” for the livestock farmer and has been supplying European farmers for over forty years.

Schippers is already known throughout Europe as one of the largest service suppliers for the intensive livestock farmer. They launched the Schippers UK branch in early 2008 making it the newest branch of the Schippers group.

Schippers UK are looking to continue to expand and are currently on the lookout for a dairy representative.


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