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I’ANSON APPOINTMENT I’Anson Bros Limited has appointed a new member of staff, supporting its ongoing growth and development. Karen Winspear joins the team after

previously working as a sales representative for a mineral company. Her new role will involve promoting the company’s products, visiting and advising customers, attending agricultural shows and markets. Born into several generations of farmers,

Karen, who now lives in Hawes, grew up on a family farm in Wensleydale with Friesian cows and Swaledale sheep. Raising animals at 1,000ft above sea level demonstrated to Karen the value of good livestock nutrition.

BIORIGIN APPOINTS TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER Biorigin, an integrated producer of functional feed additives based on yeast and yeast derivatives, has recently appointed David Mills as Technical Sales Manager Europe, supporting sales and distribution channels within Benelux, France, Ireland and the UK. David previously worked for Aliphos Feed

Phosphates, as UK and Ireland Sales Manager, and prior to that he spent a number of years

working in ruminant nutrition and nutrient management for a Feed and Fertiliser Cooperative based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

FORMER CHIEF VETERINARY OFFICER JOINS RUMA SCIENTIFIC GROUP RUMA has announced that former Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens is joining its Independent Scientific Group. He will sit alongside other eminent researchers and scientists from the veterinary, medical and microbiological field, providing insight and recommendations to inform RUMA’s policy on the responsible use of medicines in farm animals.

Professor Gibbens qualified from the Royal Veterinary College

in 1981 and worked in general practice before completing a Masters Degree in Tropical Veterinary Medicine at Edinburgh. After spells in Belize and Yemen providing government-led veterinary services, he returned to the UK as a Government Field Veterinary Officer in 1990. A succession of lead veterinary roles within Government followed,


Jim Godfrey OBE, President of the Royal Agricultural Societies (left) presenting Richard Cooksley with a Fellowship of Royal Agricultural Societies Award

culminating in his appointment as Chief Veterinary officer in 2008, a role he retired from in February this year.

RICHARD COOKSLEY AWARDED FELLOWSHIP OF THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY AWARD Richard Cooksley has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies Award by the Council for the Awards of the Royal Agricultural Societies (CARAS) in view of his contribution to the practice and development of Agriculture. The objectives of CARAS is to recognise distinguished

achievement within agriculture and land-based industries. Jim Godfrey OBE, President of the Royal Agricultural Societies presented Richard with his award at the House of Lords. Entry for the awards is by nomination only and followed by an

interview with two fellows of the society. They assessed Richard on his achievements within the industry and his involvement as the director of IAgrM and how, within his role at BCFTA, he has developed a range of training courses for the supply trade. BCFTA now has a modular structure of over 10 training courses specifically designed for the Grain & Feed Trade. Richard is very involved as a member of the organising committee

involved in the GAFT Relay Bike Ride charity fund raising initiative for FCN (Farming Community Network) which takes place in June and July with members of the UK Grain & Feed Trade covering over 3,600 miles!

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