Grasstec Announces Further Expansion in the UK Welcoming Two UK Livestock Agents
Grasstec Group is pleased to announce further expansion in the UK with the addition of Matthew Beeston and Nigel Howells, who have joined the Grasstec team as Livestock Agents. Within this role, Matthew and Nigel will oversee the sourcing and sale of dairy livestock in UK.
Matthew grew up on a family dairy farm in Cheshire. He attended Reaseheath and Walford Agricultural College to study Farm Business Management. Matthew managed a progressive pedigree Holstein herd for several years before establishing a high input – high output Holstein herd in Shropshire.
In addition to this Matthew has gained experience on a 1500 cow Spring calving unit to learn more about different management systems. This experience has helped Matthew to make an easy transition into his current position with Grasstec.
Nigel comes to Grasstec with over 24 years’ experience in managing dairy herds on grass-based systems in the UK and New Zealand. He is also experienced in measuring and managing grazing on beef, sheep and dairy farms to help farmers focus on maximising quality and yield potential of their grass fields/paddocks.
Nigel’s experience in rotational grazing is used to improve utilisation and therefore the efficiency of the grazed pasture, to maintain a high-quality feed throughout the season.
Along with this, Nigel has worked with a livestock genetics company, offering a varied and high-quality cattle genetics to both dairy and beef farmers in and around Wales. This experience has help Nigel advise farmers of the best livestock to suit their system.
Grasstec provides Livestock Services including sourcing, importing and exporting of dairy livestock and the contract supply of dairy replacements to exact speciﬁcations for farmers in Ireland, UK and across Europe.
Grasstec has detailed listings of those looking to buy stock and those looking to sell and use our extensive network to make the link. The stock is viewed in advance to ensure quality before buyers are invited to view and select, with a strong reputation.
Grasstec provides for all systems, from low input grazing type to high input indoor systems, and for all dairy breed types from Jersey to Friesian to Fleckveih and many more.
Founded in 1996, Grasstec has established itself as the leading agriculture services provider in Ireland and the UK.