Pete looks after a number of herds throughout the Southwest. His day-to-day diary can vary from advising customers on extensive grazing to intensive high yielding dairy systems. He is a specialist in on-farm trouble shooting of particularly health, fertility and performance-orientated problems. This has led to him advising some of the most prestigious herds in the UK including Gold Cup, National Holstein and European Dairy Event-winning herds and animals. Fundamentally though, Pete takes pride in working with any size business and helping them to achieve their goals. Brought up on a large dairy, arable and beef unit in Hertfordshire, he has 30 years of experience, including managing dairy herds and farms across the country from Middlesex to Yorkshire. Nutritional and Management Consultancy has dominated the last 16 years, which also included running a large animal vet practice. “To me this job is exciting every day. There are so many ways to do the same job and fortunately no blue print that says everyone needs to be the same. I believe it is all about the bigger picture, a jigsaw if you like that will only make sense when all of the pieces are in the right place. If you have the right people working with you, then that puzzle can become the most rewarding, satisfying, exciting and profitable farm business that you could ever imagine.” On a personal note, Pete is extremely competitive and so will do his utmost to succeed at whatever he does. For 15 years he competed at sidecarmotocross and is very proud of the fact that during that time he was fortunate to achieve a childhood dream by representing Great Britain in the European Championships for 4 years.
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Whilst Matt is the technical manager of our forage services team he is also part of our ruminant technical team.
Matt’s background is in dairy consultancy and practical farm management, and he joins our team to help us provide our customers with a holistic approach to feeding livestock by bringing together nutrition and innovative grassland management.
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I knew I wanted to be a farmer from a very young age and couldn’t wait to leave school to work on a large local dairy farm. I learnt a great deal and it made me even more determined to build my own farming business.
In 1995 after applying for many council farms, myself, and my wife Tracey, were successful with a 15 year tenancy for a 112 acre dairy farm in Tavistock. After 14 years, and no chance extending our tenancy, we made the very hard decision to sell our 150 cows which enabled us to buy a small dairy farm in Highampton. Here we contract reared dairy replacements and I started my Sales Rep career.
In 2013 we decided to start milking cows again, this time with a robot. In November 2013 everything came together and we started our dairy farming business again and I was able to also carry on my role as a Sales Rep.
Since starting as a what he calls a ‘Sales Rep’ but what we call a Dairy Feeds Advisor, John has forged a considerable reputation and can always be relied on to say it how he sees it!
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She gained a BSc. (Hons) in Animal Science from the University of Nottingham and stayed on to study a PhD investigating ‘Fatty acid uptake in the ruminant ovary and pre-implantation embryo’. From Nottingham, Karen moved to Cirencester to work as a Research and Development Manager for DairyCo (now AHDB Dairy) in March 2009. In November 2011, Karen joined BOCM PAULS (now ForFarmers) as National Ruminant Technical Manager and had a variety of roles during her time there providing technical support to the business units and latterly the South West Team. Karen is a Committee Member of the British Cattle Breeders Club, which provides a fantastic forum for relevant and factual debate, and information for all cattle producers and industry representatives alike, as well as providing a brilliant networking opportunity. She has recently been invited to become a member of the Dairy Science Forum, which provides a focus for its members to strengthen the way science contributes to both the well-being of the dairy cow and the dairy industry in general. Karen’s overarching ambition in life is to make a positive difference to British agriculture and she is really looking forward to working at Crediton Milling, and with our customers, to achieve this. She appreciates that no two farms are the same and loves finding out the specific drivers of each farming business and working with everyone that operates on the farm to deliver practical nutritional solutions. Karen and her husband, Richard, live in Beaworthy with their two young children, William and Megan.
He thinks deeply about the farm situation and will tailor our product around the individual needs of each customer.
Steven loves cricket and bike riding but hates the cold. To that end, he has mastered the use of the modern airline whereby he sources return tickets to the sunshine cheaper than a single fare to Cornwall!
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Joe’s biggest passion is for Beef and Sheep and he is continually developing his already extensive knowledge in this area. He believes in the power of grass and thinks it is one of the biggest undervalued resources on farm. He also sees that the younger generation are the future of our Industry and is very enthusiastic when engaging with the youth of farming in the UK. Joe thinks that customers are the priority and puts service first. Looking to work closely with all who deal with him. His aims are to help improve their farming business, to guide them where possible to maximise profitability and utilise as much of their on farm resources as possible. This, he believes, leads to building a sustainable business and for him, a strong relationship with his customers.
During the winter Joe is often found out working his dogs and lining up on a peg. But when the days get warmer he likes to get out and enjoy the countryside astride his trusty mountain bike.
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He has been immersed in farming all of his life, growing up on the families mixed dairy, arable and beef farm which they still run today. More recently the emphasis has been firmly on dairy having recently installed robotic milkers.
After agricultural college and working on the family farm Gary started up his own business hauling mainly grain and straights in and out of farms, docks and mills. Unfortunately, he lost his HGV licence at the age of 29 when diagnosed with diabetes. He then sold the business and had a change of direction and hasn’t looked back, starting his feed sales career with a local merchant before moving to a national feed compounder before joining our team. He has array of customers whom he considers to be good friends. Gary not only brings practical farm knowledge on his visits but he has also spent many weeks at Liverpool University ensuring that he has the theoretical knowledge too. Gary has the advantage and understanding you get of seeing the industry from both sides of the fence. The family farm is always ready to trial new ideas and products and this gives him the ability to be innovative and trial any new ideas with his colleagues.
Garys spare time sees him enjoy skittles, watching his son Ashley race at Autograss meetings throughout the UK and collecting old tractors. Alongside his daughter Gemma they restore and show the tractors and currently have thirty five!
Gary and his wife Maria are currently building a new family home. Gary says that this project will probably turn him grey but he would like it on record that he doesn’t colour his hair. (Maria is a hair dresser though and his hair is still very dark still)
Phil thrives in the working environment afforded by an independent company so we were delighted when the sales of both of his previous employers saw him join our team. His commitment to personal service reflects our own long time ethos and he brings a good all round practical knowledge to any dairy farm.
Phil spends most of his spare time being walked by his Husky, Storm. He’s an avid follower of Tottenham Hotspur and so most Monday mornings is a bit down in the dumps. Phil also enjoys a day at Cheltenham races.
Devon & Somerset
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Trevor joined CMC in his early twenties. Now rapidly approaching his sixties, Trevor hopes to finally make his fortune by selling the secret to his Peter Pan looks.
Nowadays he has a varied role looking after many ruminant farmers and merchant stores throughout our trading area, as well as being responsible for organising our events and the shows we attend.
In his spare time he enjoys hunting, squash, tennis and will often be found supporting the Exeter Chiefs.
Devon & Gloucester
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He started his career out with BOCM before moving onto Mole Valley and then setting up his own company. We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work so closely with Steve. When asked about how he spends his spare time, Steve says when he isn’t focused on cows he is spending time with his family.
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