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Calf & Youngstock Team

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Rearing healthy calves and youngstock is a challenging job and can be approached in many different ways. Growing a good dairy heifer or a good beef animal depends on the feeding, management and environment during the first few weeks of life.

Our dedicated specialists can offer expert advice on any aspect of calf rearing and youngstock management; from nutrition and colostrum management, selecting the best milk replacers, starter feeds, to housing and equipment.

Our Calf and Youngstock Specialists can offer:

  • Bespoke feeding protocols tailored to your requirements
  • Superior nutrition
  • Wynngold Calf Metrics (weighing and measuring service)
  • Calf Signals Workshops
  • Advice on nutrition from birth to bulling

Eimear Diamond

Calf & Youngstock Manager

m: 07881 379008

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Eimear joined the Wynnstay team in 2017 as a Calf Specialist, covering the South West of England she developed the presence of calf milk and youngstock feeds and supporting the regional sales team.  In October 2018 Eimear was promoted to the position of Calf & Youngstock Manager with overall responsibility to manage The Calf & Youngstock Team, whilst also being the Product Manager for Calf and Lamb Milk Replacers.

Eimear has a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare from Bristol University and after graduating she joined Foyle Foods, a meat processing company where she developed a keen eye for good carcass quality. Raised on a beef farm in Northern Ireland, Eimear has a firm understanding for the importance of getting the first few months of a calf’s life correct, resulting in a more productive cow and better quality carcass.

Millie Hendy

Calf & Youngstock Specialist

Gloucestershire, Avon & Midlands

m: 07717 495746

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A farmer’s daughter raised on a mixed beef and sheep farm near Bath, Millie brings a practical and hands-on approach to youngstock rearing.  Living between Bath & Bristol, Millie will cover Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Herefordshire, North Wiltshire, North Somerset and eastwards along the M4 corridor.

With a keen passion for all types of livestock through success in the show ring, stock judging and having established her own pedigree shorthorn herd Millie joins the team bringing with her a wealth of knowledge on the beef industry. Previous experience as a livestock buyer has also lead to a great understanding of what is required when it comes to the end goal of your animal.

Laura Monk 

Calf & Youngstock Specialist

Cornwall & Devon

m: 07767 275662

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A sheep farmer’s daughter from Mid Cornwall; Laura plays a large part in the sheep enterprises at home – breeding and selling pedigree Charolais and Texel sheep. Alongside this, the farm is involved in rearing beef cross dairy calves to be sold at stores.

Laura has gained almost 10 years of relief milking experience on a number of different systems from three-times a day high input to spring calving grass-based herds. Laura studied at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester and graduated with an honour’s degree in Agricultural Management with specific modules in Advanced Livestock Production.

Her studies and hands-on experience have given her a firm understanding of the end requirements of the calves in varying systems.

Elinor Thomas 

Calf & Youngstock Specialist

Mid & South Wales

m: 07500 979398

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A farmer’s daughter raised on a dairy farm in South Wales, Elinor brings a hands-on approach to the calf specialist team.

Elinor studied for a foundation degree in agriculture at Gelli Aur College. During her time there she worked on a 200 cow dairy farm in the Vale of Glamorgan and was responsible for the role of managing the herd; additional experience included placement on a spring and autumn calving farm in Aberaeron, rearing calves.

Living in South Wales, Elinor will be covering Gwent in the east to Haverfordwest in the west of Wales, Elinor will be there to support and provide advice to farmers on all aspects of calf rearing; ranging from milk powders, heifer feed and calf accommodation.

Elinor has a keen interest in calf housing and is looking forward to helping you make the right choices when it comes to providing calves with the best environment in which they can thrive.  

Hannah Braithwaite

Calf & Youngstock Specialist

Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and North Wales

m: 07881 093633

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Hannah is farmers daughter that has grown up on a beef and sheep farm, with a pedigree herd of Hereford cows. After completing a diploma in Agriculture at Walford Collage, she then went onto work on a dairy farm, milking and calf rearing a Jersey herd.

Hannah then visited New Zealand where she worked and travelled the country, including rearing calves, to working on a beef and sheep station. On returning from New Zealand Hannah worked for Genus as an AI Technician, she then went back on the Jersey herd as herdsman where she worked hard to improve fertility and calf growth rates.

Hannah Padfield

Calf & Youngstock Specialist

South England

m:07968 260110

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A farmer’s daughter raised on a dairy farm in Wiltshire, Hannah plays a large role in the calf rearing on the family farm, bringing both a practical and hands-on approach to youngstock. Hannah has recently graduated from Harper Adams University after studying Agriculture with Animal Science.
Following on from her farming background and university placement, Hannah has a keen interest in early calf-hood and transition management, understanding the importance of focusing on young calves and dry cows to maximise the performance of your current and future herd.

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Jessica Yeomans

Calf & Youngstock Specialist

Shropshire, Cheshire & Staffordshire

m: 07990 584740

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Jess joined as a Wynnstay Calf Specialist in January 2017 having previously worked at Walford college teaching Agriculture.  Before that Jess worked at a large veterinary practice in Shropshire as a Veterinary Technician specialising in embryo transfer.

Jess studied for four years at Harper Adams University where she completed a degree in Animal Health (BSc). During her placement year, she worked as a herdsman and calf rearer on a dairy farm in Cheshire. She currently lives on a 400-cow spring calving dairy unit in Shropshire with her partner. Special interests include calf health and productivity.

Living south of Shrewsbury, Jess will cover the counties of North Herefordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and the North Midlands providing top class advice to farmers and promoting the sales of milk powders, calf feeds, calf machines and other calf related products in conjunction with feed and animal health sales staff and the relevant Wynnstay Stores.

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