The son of a dairy farmer from County Cork in Southern Ireland, currently based in Cheshire, David has worked in the ruminant feed industry in the UK for over 12 years having studied at Harper Adams University.
Previous experience includes working for five years as Technical Manager for a large mineral and supplement business, as well as a Ruminant Nutritionist for seven years within the compound feed and blends sector.
David has specialised in key areas such as robotic milking, lameness in dairy cows and transition cow management.
As a qualified Cow Signals Master Trainer, David has been a mentor for Farming Connect in the area of robotic milking systems and now looks forward to leading the direction of the Wynnstay dairy strategy.
All good nutritionists know that every single farm has a minimum of three rations. The first is the ration that the nutritionist formulates, the second is the one that is loaded, mixed and fed out and the third is the one the cows sort out and consume. The difference between the first and final ration can be enormous & the principal affects grass-based herds as much as TMR fed ones. Afterall there is the grass that is measured (either by eye, sward stick or plate meter), the grass that is allocated to the cows (by field or fence) and the grass (and concentrate) that the cows consume and digest.
Wynnstay is delighted to announce the appointment of David Howard as its new head of dairy services. Overseeing the team of specialists, David will be responsible for driving a new strategy for Wynnstay’s dairy services, while continuing to provide the best advice, support and products for customers.