Farm Livestock Nutritionist

Location East Midlands
Discipline: Veterinary, Animal Health & Equestrian
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££25,000 - £45,000 Dependent on experience
Contact name: Jemma Snow

Contact email:
Job ref: 14205JS*
Published: about 1 month ago

Job Title: Farm Nutritionist

Location of the Job: East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

The Company:

My clients are a family owned organisation supplying essential farm products, including animal feed to farmers throughout the UK.

They pride themselves on providing consumers with quality and service which is second to none.

They support their livestock farmers with their processes, by offering solutions, consisting of feed, advice and management tools.

Each week the company produces up to 3000 tonnes of animal feeds.

Their feeds are based on a blend of traditional raw materials and modern technology, resulting in the best possible quality and value for money.

The animal feed mill uses cereals and fresh wheatfeed products, together with quality protein sources such as rape meal and and soya bean meal. Almost half the raw materials used in the animal feed mill comes from nearby mills, reducing the need for road transport and minimising the carbon footprint of the products.

Quality control is one of the most important functions within my clients animal feed mill. Samples of raw materials and finished products are tested by trained technicians in the on site laboratory to ensure that all feeds meet the strict quality criteria.

All the feeds manufactured at the mills are vegetarian. No animal proteins are used. My clients produce bulk farm feeds for dairy cows, beef, sheep, pigs and poultry and bagged smallholder feeds for a complete range of animals, specialising in horses, poultry, pigs, sheep, cattle, goats, camelids and rabbits.

Services to customers include full dairy costings, computerised ration formulation, forage analysis and specialist advice. A team of qualified animal nutritionists is available to advise our customers and ensure that our products continue to be the best that money can buy.

Working for my clients means working with colleagues who are truly passionate about their profession.

The Industry: Ruminant Feed, Monogastric Feed, Ruminant Nutrition, Monogastric Nutrition, Ruminant Health, Monogastric Health, Ruminant, Monogastric, Livestock, Farm, Animal Health, Animal Nutrition, Animal Feed, Farm Animals, Farming, Nutritionist, Marketing, Product Manager, Cattle, Sheep, Sales, Equine

The Job Role details:

An exciting opportunity, due to continual growth, has arisen at my clients organisation for an ambitious individual to join as a Farm Nutritionist, responsible for selling to merchants and direct to farm in the East Midlands and nationwide.

You will be given many opportunities to take your own initiative and responsibility, which means you will be partly able to interpret your position and its future perspective yourself.

Aim of the role:

To be the recognised Farm Nutritionist for my clients organisation.

You will be responsible for the realisation of sales targets, ensuring you meet the technical/commercial requirements of the market and for my clients organisation.

You will also actively promote my clients leadership through platform speaking at meetings and events organised throughout the Business Unit.

Key Responsibilities:

Commercial / Industrial

Sales Support

Communication / PR


Health and Safety

Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:

MUST have a qualification in Ruminant Nutrition, or equivalent experience.

MUST have a dedicated interest in Ruminant feeds.

MUST have a strong knowledge of the UK's Cattle and Sheep sectors.

MUST have drive to bring the best products, tools and advice to our farmers.

MUST have nutritional knowledge.

MUST have a wealth of working experience, plus commercial experience.

MUST have excellent communication skills.

MUST have a strong knowledge of feed formulations.

MUST be IT Literate.

MUST be results driven / proactive.

IDEALLY will have animal feed mill experience.

IDEALLY will have a qualification in Monogastric Nutrition, or equivalent experience.

IDEALLY will have proven experience of selling animal feed direct to farmers and merchants - by the bag and / or in bulk.

IDEALLY will have a strong knowledge of the UK's Equine, Pig, Poultry, Goat, Camelid and Rabbits.

IDEALLY will have on-farm experience.

IDEALLY will have experience in rationing beef cattle on extensive and intensive systems.

Additional Information:

28 days holiday per annum.

40hrs per week.

Fantastic career progression opportunities.

Salary package:

£25,000-£45,000 depending upon experience - Plus company benefits!!!!

How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to;

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