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Stephen Evans

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I’m Stephen Evans, a 20 year old Agriculture BSc Hons Student, currently studying at Harper Adams University.

A bit about me

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I’m originally from Fintona, a small town in the west of Northern Ireland. I have always had a keen interest in agriculture, working on local dairy and beef farms.

I have just completed my second year at university and now I’m excited to start my placement journey, via the AHDB Pig industry scholarship scheme, with ForFarmers.

My passion for the industry 

My passion for the pig industry started from a summer placement with a local pig farm, it’s such an interesting and diverse sector of agriculture! After this I was hooked!

I join the ForFarmers team as the Sales Development Student. I’m looking forward to experiencing all areas of the business. Starting off in the Young Animal Feed team I’ll work with technical, marketing and our production supply chain.

My goals for the year

I want to gain a better understanding of how ForFarmers to provide the high level of service to customers.

The ban of Zinc in piglet diets will also come into play during my placement, June 2022, so I’m looking forward to being part of the plans ForFarmers has to support producers through this challenge.

I look forward to sharing updates through this blog, along the way!

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  • April 2022

    7 May 2022

    April has been another busy month, full of training, meetings with the team, and getting out on farm. I started the month off out on-farms up and down the country, from Dorset to Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. I’ve been working closely with Young Animal Feed Manager, Tim Sa...

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  • March 2022

    2 April 2022

    This month has continued to be packed full of farm trials, to put our products up against competitors and make sure they’re standing up to the challenges on farm!

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  • February 2022

    2 March 2022

    February has been jam-packed full of farm visits – from trials of our new products, weighing piglets to a VIDA review.

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  • January 2022

    11 February 2022

    I’ve kicked off 2022 by getting out on farms across the country and speaking to ForFarmers customers first-hand about their farming businesses. It’s been great being out on farm, it’s given me a great insight into different styles of pig units, including straw b...

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  • December 2021

    17 January 2022

    2021 has flown by, I’ve enjoyed and learnt so much during the past few months. I’m looking forward to continuing to develop more skills and learnings, along with meeting new ForFarmers colleagues in 2022.

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