New face joins the technical sales team at Drummonds Feeds

Drummonds Feeds has announced the appointment of Bill Reilly (pictured above) as its new technical sales advisor for the Navan/Kells area in Co. Meath.

Bill worked for the last three years with Germinal Seeds, firstly in the UK and then as its area manager covering Munster, south Leinster and south Connacht.

He also worked for a period in the UK with the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) as a grass and forage scientific officer in its Beef and Lamb division. Bill holds a B. Agr Science degree from Univeristy College Dublin (UCD) and a Masters Degree in Arable Crop Management from Writtle College in England.

Bill commented: “I’m very happy to be coming home to Co. Meath and to have the opportunity to work with some of the best dairy, beef and sheep farmers in the country.

“I am a strong advocate for good grassland management and soil health. I look forward to helping farmers and customers to achieve top animal performance.

The Green Acres range of grass seeds are carefully formulated to include only the very best grass and clover varieties. These are varieties that are proven in Ireland.

“Equally Drummonds Feeds – coarse rations and nuts – optimise the inclusion of locally-grown cereals and beans and are designed to drive animal performance.

Michael Slattery, managing director of Drummonds, commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Bill to our technical sales advisory team. As well as getting the most from highly productive perennial ryegrass swards, Bill has a particular interest and appreciation for the role that clovers and multi-species swards offer grassland farmers.

Bill’s hands-on experience, technical expertise and ability to communicate clear messages to farmers will prove invaluable to Drummonds.

“Over the last two years we have strengthened our technical sales team by employing three other young agricultural science graduates. Nigel Scally covers the Clonee/Rathcoffey area; Brian Hickey covers the Mullingar region; and Josh Wall is our trainee agronomist in Lusk.”