Understand the role nutrition can play in gut health and animal performance is essential to enjoying good performance as we move away from antibiotic growth promoters and heavy metals.
ACE Livestock Consulting Pty Ltd. Australia
Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology) & Diploma of Languages (Indonesian); Flinders University of South Australia (2004).
Graduate Certificate of Rural Science (Poultry Nutrition & Production); University of New England (2007).
Doctor of Philosophy (Nutritional strategies to limit the post-weaning growth check in young pigs) University of New England (2011).
Currently working as a commercial nutrition consultant with ACE Livestock Consulting (2006-present) to pig and poultry industry including producers, feedmillers, premix manufacturers and feed additive companies. Currently working in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, South East and Northern Asia, Chile and East Africa. Providing feed formulation services, staff and producer training, on-farm auditing and trouble shooting, technology transfer (applying research outcomes commercially), commercial validation trials and product evaluation and creation.
Research and commercial interests include; immuno-nutrition, gut health, nutritional alternative to antibiotics, functional feed ingredients, nutrition programmes to maximise genetic potential and feed ingredient evaluation and creation.
Updated CV 03-Mar-2016
The evolution of genetics in modern sows requires nutritionists to evolve their diets and feeding programs accordingly. Nutritionist need to consider not only the role of nutrition on metabolism but also on hormone regulation and subsequent reproduction.