Cargill UK has extended its poultry team with the addition of three technical and formulation poultry specialists.
Luke Barnard has joined the team as UK technical application specialist, supporting the sales team by offering individual and tailored support to customers.
Since graduating in biological sciences, Luke has gained 12 years of experience in technical and product development roles in global animal nutrition companies, focusing on monogastrics. Most recently he had a European role promoting new product development and technical services in gastrointestinal health of poultry.
Barnard is a member of the Poultry Science Association, and he has had several peer-reviewed papers published.
Patrick Beyeler is a masters graduate in animal nutrition and spent a few years as a technical adviser on farms before joining Cargill South Africa, in 2016, where he took the role of technical lead with responsibility for larger poultry accounts.
He has worked closely on promoting and supporting Cargill through feed additives, formulations and technologies in the Sub Saharan African region.
Here in the UK, Patrick is the customer formulation nutritionist working closely with poultry clients and senior nutritionists on improved formulations and the nutrient profile of diets using the latest technologies available.
Cargill’s new technical sales specialist Chris Burton has more than 20 years’ experience in the UK poultry industry, starting his career on broiler units and taking on management responsibilities.
He then moved into the feed industry and managed a Moy Park feed mill. Most recently, after gaining a masters degree in poultry science from SRUC, he has managed sales of feed safety and health products for poultry in the UK and Ireland.
“I am delighted to have an experienced team of inspired and knowledgeable specialists available to UK poultry producers,” said commercial manager for Cargill UK poultry David McBride. “We have the expertise to bring the company’s global research and developments to poultry producers here in the UK and the industry knowledge to support them on their own units and with their own individual targets and goals.”