Animal nutrition specialist Trish Lewis has joined the Nutritech Technical Team as a Forage and Nutrition Consultant.
Trish will continue to work as an independent consultant to the industry, and will also support the Nutritech’s field team and their customers to make better silage and provide advice on how best to utilise home grown feed.
Originally from the UK, Trish came to New Zealand as a nutritionist with Nutritech in 1997. She then spent time with Cundy Technical Services, which later became Alltech NZ Ltd, before becoming an independent consultant. Trish has supported the Sil-All brand inoculants for 20 years in New Zealand and overseas.
Nutritech says it is delighted to welcome her back into the Nutritech tam so that they can provide customers more support and advice on improving silage quality.
After earning an honours degree in agriculture from Nottingham University, Trish worked for a number of years in the UK dairy and animal feed industries before immigrating to New Zealand.
She brings a depth of knowledge and practical experience on all matters related to silage – from harvesting to feeding out. She speaks on silage and dairy nutrition at a range of venues, from large conferences to small farmer workshops, and she contributes technical articles to industry publications on various aspects of silage and ruminant nutrition.
Trish is a founding member and the current secretary of the New Zealand Association of Ruminant Nutritionists. NZARN is a technical group that aims to widen the technical knowledge and advice ruminant nutritionists provide to the agriculture industry, and it serves as a combined voice to address issues that arise.
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