Serves as International Sales Manager for Artex Barn Solutions
Bachelor of Agriculture and Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Science majoring in Animal Reproduction–Massey University
With Livestock Improvement (later LIC) in NZ for 13 years, first responsible for the operation of the Sire Proving Scheme, moving her way up to Reproductive Technologies Manager
Provided operational support, education and training to farm managers and senior staff at 32 farms over 3 regions in Uruguay while with New Zealand Farming Systems Uruguay
Worked as Manager of FarmWise business unit
Spent Four years in China with Fonterra managing a 3000 cow dairy and later overseeing construction of 5 facilities for 24,000 cows
“When I was a customer of Artex they stood by their products. If there was a problem, they found a solution. If this was just about selling I wouldn’t do it, but we work to provide solutions for real problems.”
For the last 15 years been 100% focused on cow ergonomics and natural behaviour of cows in pasture and in Free Stall systems.
His work with Promat utilizing time lapse videos to learn about cow behaviour has revolutionized the way dairymen view cow movement within a free stall barn.
His videos allow the study of the dimensions a cow needs to get up naturally and replicate these dimensional requirements into a natural and safe freestall environment.
Promat was the first company in the World to use time lapse video in a dairy barn
Has worked with Veterinarians, Universities, Dairyman sharing studies and videos to help design an ergonomically friendly free stall and as a result, cows in 53 countries are on a Promat mattress system in barns that are state of the art and functional.