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Dr. Karen Wonnacott

ruminant specialist

Karen joined the CMC Technical Team as our Ruminant Nutritionist in 2018. Karen was brought up on a small, family-run farm in Devon and has always been incredibly passionate about agriculture and the countryside.

Karen holds a BSc. (Hons) in Animal Science and a PhD from the University of Nottingham. Her PhD investigated ‘Fatty acid uptake in the ruminant ovary and pre-implantation embryo’. Following her studies, Karen became the ‘Research and Development Manager’ for DairyCo (now AHDB Dairy), before moving into the feed industry.

Karen is secretary of the Dairy Science Forum, which provides a focus for its members to strengthen the way science contributes to both the well-being of dairy cows and the dairy industry in general.

Karen’s overarching ambition in life is to make a positive difference to British agriculture. She appreciates that no two farms are the same and loves finding out the specific drivers of each farming business and working with everyone that operates on the farm to deliver practical nutritional solutions. Karen and her husband, Richard, live in Beaworthy with their three children and budding young farmers, William, Megan and Lucy.

Karen, along with John, is responsible for arranging, and providing, training for our brilliant sales team.

We always try to keep up-to-date with the latest R&D and technical developments to ensure that the support and advice we give our farming customers is relevant and forward-thinking.