During my first week I also travelled to South Wales for the Welsh Sales Team's winter dairy briefing. This enabled me to meet the whole team and we got to discuss the winter rations and how the silage and maize cuts from this summer would alter the ration formulations in order to achieve a sustainable energy balance.
On the Thursday, Eliza and I attended the Honiton Agricultural Show. Eliza is the new Youngstock Technician and it was good to get advice and support from someone who has also just joined the company. Although it rained heavily at the show, we didn’t let this dampen our mood and were able to talk to a range of agricultural companies and customers.
I also met up with Account Manager, Sam Wall who covers farms in North East Somerset. He allowed me to shadow a visit on a beef farm where we discussed the ration with the farmer and took a sample of their barley. We also looked around a small-scale dairy farm so I could compare how they operate compared to a larger scale dairy farm.