Aurivo Agribusiness appoints Galway man to nutritionist role

Aurivo, headquartered in the northwest of Ireland, has announced the appointment of Dr. Justin McDonagh to the position of Nutritionist in its Agribusiness Unit.

McDonagh joined as an Aurivo Farm Commercial Specialist in early 2016, bringing with him a wealth of hands-on experience and technical knowledge following a range of roles in Northern Ireland, England, Germany and New Zealand – as well as in his native Co. Galway, according to Aurivo.

Commenting on the announcement, Stephen Blewitt, General Manager, Aurivo Agribusiness said: “I would like to congratulate Justin on this richly deserved promotion.

“Since joining the Aurivo team last year, he has worked closely with our customer base and branch network to deliver a wide range of valued services.

His role will include advising on and designing solutions to support feed input efficiency and maximise the profits of our valued customers throughout the west and north west regions and into Northern Ireland.

McDonagh himself also spoke on the appointment, adding: “I am delighted to be a part of the team and look forward to further developing and expanding the ‘Nutrias’ brand in my role as nutritionist.

“At a time when nutrition and sustainabilty are increasingly important, I look forward to working with our farm commercial specialist and homeland store teams to deliver sustainable value to our customers.”

McDonagh holds a bachelor’s degree in Animal and Crop Production from University College Dublin and was awarded a doctorate from Queens University Belfast.

Aurivo has businesses in Consumer Foods, Dairy Ingredients, Retail Stores, Animal Feeds, and Livestock Trading departments.

Employing approximately 630 people, Aurivo is a “globally-focused” agri-business with regional, national and international brands, and dairy ingredients exports to almost 50 countries in markets as diverse as Afghanistan, Africa, Central America, Costa Rica, Germany, Iraq and the UK.