Having grown up on the family dairy farm in Somerset, when the farm was sold in 2014, Kerry travelled to New Zealand working on a 500 cow dairy farm, on the South Island, for around a year.
Kerry has recently joined the Wynnstay Calf & Youngstock Team having previously worked as a calf rearer and farm admin assistant on a large, autumn block calving herd in Somerset. Kerry helped rear around 500 replacement heifers and 2000 beef calves during the block, gaining excellent experience with automatic feeders and all the challenges that rearing large numbers of calves can present.
From Aberystwyth, Ken joined Wynnstay in April 2017, whilst increasing the average age of the Dairy Technical Team significantly, he also brings some interesting experience. Specialising in the dairy sector, Ken’s career in agriculture started when he became director of a young innovative agricultural company, developing the first freeze-dried silage inoculant manufactured by Lallemand. Alongside this came high glucogenic compounds balanced for rumen efficiency encouraging forage intake. Latterly, Ken’s interest has focused on the benefits of balancing dairy cow diets for amino acids whilst reducing the crude protein, a passion that started on a visit to Germany in 2008, and continues to drive his search for ruminant knowledge. Apart from his passion for dairy nutrition, Ken’s other passion is football; a qualified coach. He has, until recently, coached Aberystwyth University 1st team for 12 years. He also holds qualifications in Sports Agility & Quickness Coaching, Sports Psychology, and Ruminant Nutrition.