The Team

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Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones - Technical Sales Specialist

Dip RN
01935 85099307717 442888

Biography

Andrew has been involved with the dairy industry all his life, initially on the home farm near Frome in Somerset which included studying for an NDA at Cannington College. After completing this he then emigrated and spent 10 years dairy farming in Australia, managing large herds (600 & 1,000) in challenging conditions ranging from extreme wet to extreme dry!  While in Australia Andrew became interested in genetics, with the world-famous Page House Shottle Noni EX92-4E 11SBC (since cloned) being one of the animals he bred.  Upon returning to the UK in 2008 Andrew has changed from being involved day to day on farm to offering valued advice to his clients after gaining his Dip RN & becoming a member of the Feed Advisors Register (FAR), which he backs up with also being qualified as a licenced CowSignals® Master. He has a keen interest in cattle mobility, from a genetic & nutritional aspect and is a member of ROMS & NACFT.

Specialisms

  • Dairy Nutrition
  • CowSignals® Advice & Training
  • Grazing Management
  • Forage Management
  • Milk from Forage
  • Milk Fatty Acid Profiling
  • Bespoke Mineral Formulations
  • Large Herd Management
  • Managing DBL Buying Group

Qualifications

Dip RN – Diploma Ruminant Nutrition – Harper Adams University
FAR – Feed Advisors Register
CowSignals® Master
ROMS – Register of Mobility Scorers
NACFT Associate Member – National Association Cattle Foot Trimmers

Feed Adviser RegisterCow Signals Licensed MasterRoms

 
 
David Quance

David Quance - Sales Development Manager

NCA
01935 85009307395 498175

David lives in North Devon and grew up on a dairy farm and studied at Bicton Agri College after leaving school.

Having been involved with farming since the late 80’s David is passionate about UK agriculture and providing a professional service to the rural community.  His work mainly involves business management advice to dairy, beef and mixed farms helping the business achieve its objectives.

David will be covering Devon and Cornwall whilst also continuing to develop our business in the Wessex Region. David’s focus is always helping our clients improve their Profitability and Quality of Life.

Specialisms

  • Dairy
  • Mineral, trace elements and vitamins advice
  • Agri technology
  • Business Development


Qualifications

  • BTEC Level 6 diploma in Business Management Studies
  • National Certificate in Agriculture (Bicton College)
    • Agricultural production and principles, Animal Husbandry, Engagement with estate management, Farm machinery maintenance and operation
Bridgette Winfield

Bridgette Winfield - Office Manager

Bridgette has 18 years experience working in the business at David Bardgett Limited.

Bridgette is based in the office and carries out all the administration functions as well as providing quotes for fuel and other one off purchases.

 

 

Louise Cox

Louise Cox - Administration and Sales Assistant

01935 85099307943 684215

Biography

A farmers daughter, Louise spent her early career working on the family dairy and arable farm in Dorset.  Whilst working on the farm she went on to gain Diploma’s in Agriculture and Farm Business Management.  A change in direction led to nearly twenty years working for a regional firm of auctioneers in their Farm Sales Department, at the Sedgemoor Auction Centre and latterly in their Antiques Saleroom in administration and customer facing roles.

Louise has knowledge in all aspects livestock farming, but has a particular interest in dairying.

Specialisms

  • Administration support to the sales team
  • Website and social media
  • Customer relations

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Agriculture
  • Diploma in Farm Business Management
  • Diploma in Business and Administration
Gerard Finnan

Gerard Finnan - Director

B.Agr Sc (Hons)
01935 85009307976 426420

Biography

Gerard has over thirty years experience as a farm business consultant.

He specialises in the provision of strategic farm business advice tailored to the business and individual’s goals and objectives. Gerard specialises in dairy and livestock management systems.

Specialisms

  • Business Appraisals & Financial Planning
  • Management Accounts & Cost Control
  • Facilitator of discussion groups
  • JV Farming Agreements
  • Group Commodity Buying
  • Specialist technical dairy and livestock advice regarding grassland and livestock and soils nutrition
  • Buying Group & Commodity Purchase administration

Qualifications

1989 B.Agr. Sc (Hons) Agriculture

2002  SFEDI Business Adviser

Phil Cooper

Phil Cooper - Director

BSc(Hons), MBIAC, FACTS
01935 85009307798 673665

Biography

Having been involved with farming since the late 80’s I am passionate about UK agriculture and providing a professional service to the rural community. 

My work mainly involves business management advise to dairy, beef and mixed farms helping the business achieve its objectives.

Specialisms

  • Business appraisals
  • Business plans
  • Budgeting
  • Rent tenders
  • Dairy herd management and nutrition
  • Soil and nutrient plans
  • Fertiliser planning
  • Forage and grazing management
  • Discussion group facilitation
  • Agricultural planning appraisals
  • Lean Farm Management

 

Qualifications

BSc(Hons) Agricultural Business Management

Member of BIAC

SFEDI accredited

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