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  • Rachel Adamson

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    Name
    Rachel Adamson
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    Knowledge Exchange Coordinator
    Introduction

    Rachel spent 20 years with a housing association, rising from secretary to PA to assistant company secretary. She joined AHDB as corporate administrator in 2012 then left 2½ years later to work for a professional membership organisation before returning to AHDB.

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    work 024 7647 8792
  • Cheryl Barker

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    Name
    Cheryl Barker
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    Health Coordinator
    Introduction

    Cheryl is health coordinator, with more 30 years’ experience in administration for high profile not-for-profit-organisations . She now administers the AHDB Pork Pig Health Scheme, supports the Pig Health and Welfare Council, Pig Meat Food Safety Group and the BPHS Steering Group

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    work 024 7647 8893
  • Claire Barber

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    Name
    Claire Barber
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    Health and Welfare Officer
    Introduction

    Claire grew up on a smallholding with a wide range of animals to care for. She studied animal management at the University of Wales, Bangor, then went on to do a PhD at Silsoe and Bristol, looking at lighting, vision and the use of UV mostly in poultry.

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    work 024 7647 8913
  • Richard Bows

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    Name
    Richard Bows
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    KE Manager - North
    Introduction

    Richard spent the first 10 years of his working life on the family mixed farm then later became head stockman on a nucleus unit for Cotswold Pigs. He then spent 22 years managing a 750-sow breeding unit for Ermine Farms.

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    cell 07816 941 223
  • Samantha Bowsher

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    Name
    Samantha Bowsher
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    Skills Development Officer
    Introduction

    Sam studied agriculture at Harper Adams University prior to joining AHDB Pork in 2012. She is currently responsible for skills development and training programmes for AHDB Pork which includes the Pig Industry Professional Register.

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    Office
    work 02476 478801
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    cell 07976 980753
  • Dorothy Brady

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    Name
    Dorothy Brady
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    Welfare Coordinator
    Introduction

    Dorothy has more than 40 years varied experience, including software engineering and counselling.  She currently provides administrative support for the Real Welfare database

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    work 024 7647 8799
  • Dominic Charman

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    Name
    Dominic Charman
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    Technical Manager
    Introduction

    Dominic was a self-employed agricultural contractor working over all sectors, but specialising in pigs. He worked in both the USA and New Zealand, including the largest outdoor pig unit in the southern hemisphere. He graduated from Harper Adams in 2013 with a Bsc Ag and then spent a couple of years with Cargill Animal Nutrition before joining AHDB Pork.

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    cell 07580 704 323
  • Angela Cliff

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    Name
    Angela Cliff
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    KE Manager - Midlands
    Introduction

    Angela graduated from Newcastle University with an Honours degree in agriculture and spent 10 years in pig production before returning to Aberdeen university to take an MSc in pig production. Since then she has worked with two breeding companies as technical support for AI and reproduction, before joining the AHDB Pork technical team in 2006.

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    cell 07967 788 484
  • Lucy Coyne

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    Name
    Lucy Coyne
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    Veterinary Manager
    Introduction

    Lucy is just completing her PhD on antimicrobials at Liverpool University. Originally, she comes from Nottingham and, after university, worked in a mixed practice in Staffordshire. She was also the official vet at a dog track in Birmingham.

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    work 024 7647 8688
  • Charlotte Evans

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    Name
    Charlotte Evans
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    Technical Senior Manager
    Introduction

    Charlotte graduated from the University of Warwick with a BSc in Biological Sciences and a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology in pigs. She then worked on a 1000 sow indoor unit before joining AHDB Pork in 2009. Charlotte's job is now to bring new ideas and best practice in to the industry.

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    cell 07813 430 605
  • Dennis Homer

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    Name
    Dennis Homer
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    Meat & Livestock Technical Services Manager
    Introduction

    Dennis joined the Meat and Livestock Commission in 1977 and then moved to AHDB. He provides a practical link with processors through his expertise in slaughtering, processing, carcase assessment and project delivery skills.

    Email
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    work 024 7647 8825
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    cell 07775 884866
  • Kate Mellor

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    Name
    Kate Mellor
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    KE Manager - South
    Introduction

    After studying agriculture at college, Kate then did some work with Quality Assurance. She comes from a farming background and before joining AHDB Pork was running the family farm which included a 1000 sow outdoor breeding unit.

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    cell 07973 701 202
  • Andrew Palmer

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    Name
    Andrew Palmer
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    KE Manager - East
    Introduction

    Andrew has worked in the pig Industry for more than 40 years starting on a family farm then, after agricultural college, as a stockperson working towards department head and unit manager  of both indoor and outdoor units. From there he went on to a fieldsman role looking after several units including nucleus, outdoor and gilt rearing leading onto his current role with AHDB Pork.

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    cell 07976 443 454
  • Nigel Penlington

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    Name
    Nigel Penlington
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    Head of Pork Knowledge Exchange
    Introduction

    Nigel studied agricultural engineering at Harper Adams and gained an MSc in Soil and Water Engineering from Cranfield University. He joined the Meat and Livestock Commission in 2004 and now concentrates on nitrates and diffuse water pollution, IPPC, farm waste and water resources, carbon footprinting and energy use.

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    work 024 7647 8797
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    cell 07990 507281
  • Susan Rabbich

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    Name
    Susan Rabbich
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    Environment & Buildings Project Manager
    Introduction

    Sue began her career teaching agriculture and environmental studies and has since worked in a variety of business support roles. She manages a range of projects supporting levy payers with information on permitting and environmental management.

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    work 024 7647 8798
    Mobile
    cell 07772 598 412
  • Kate Saunders

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    Name
    Kate Saunders
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork Strategy
    Job Title
    PA to Strategy Director
    Introduction

    Kate joined AHDB Pork at the start of 2015 to become PA to director Mick Sloyan. 

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    work 024 7647 8790
  • Emma Slater

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    Name
    Emma Slater
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    Environment & Buildings Officer
    Introduction

    Emma has a degree in agriculture and animal science from Harper Adams University and during that time did a placement with pig producers BQP.

    Before joining AHDB, she worked for 21 months in the formulation team at ForFarmers.

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  • Mick Sloyan

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    Name
    Mick Sloyan
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork Strategy
    Job Title
    Strategy Director Pork
    Introduction

    Mick is director of AHDB Pork and deputy chief executive of AHDB. He has been with AHDB Pork since its creation in 2001 and before that worked for the predecessor body, the Meat and Livestock Commission.

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    work 024 7647 8791
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    cell 07879 412088
  • Martin Smith

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    Name
    Martin Smith
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    Veterinary Senior Manager
    Introduction

    Martin grew up on a mixed farm in Derbyshire then studied research science and veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College in London, taking  a special interest in veterinary pathology.  Martin now focuses on aspects of: animal health, public health, disease prevention and animal welfare.

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    work 0247 647 8977
    Mobile
    cell 07973 701369
  • Sue Wickham

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    Name
    Sue Wickham
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    KE and Technical Coordinator
    Introduction

    Sue has worked with AHDB Pork since 2009 as  R&D Project Coordinator and currently supporting the KT and Innovation Teams and the PhD Studentship programme.

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    work 024 7647 8793
  • Stephen Winfield

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    Name
    Stephen Winfield
    Organisation
    AHDB Pork KE
    Job Title
    Knowledge Exchange Senior Manager
    Introduction

    Steve has spent his entire career in the pig industry working on variety of indoor and outdoor units before joining AHDB Pork in 2013. He is currently looking after “Closing the Gap” along with Charlotte West as part of the “Going for Growth” strategy.

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    cell 07891 656 784