Karen joined the CMC Technical Team as Ruminant Nutritionist in July 2018.
Karen was brought up on a small, family-run farm in Devon and has always been incredibly passionate about agriculture and the countryside.
She helped on the farm and worked part-time at a local veterinary practice for over ten years, which provided a good grounding in understanding the challenges that can face livestock producers.
She gained a BSc. (Hons) in Animal Science from the University of Nottingham and stayed on to study a PhD investigating ‘Fatty acid uptake in the ruminant ovary and pre-implantation embryo’. From Nottingham, Karen moved to Cirencester to work as a Research and Development Manager for DairyCo (now AHDB Dairy) in March 2009. In November 2011, Karen joined BOCM PAULS (now ForFarmers) as National Ruminant Technical Manager and had a variety of roles during her time there providing technical support to the business units and latterly the South West Team.
Karen is a Committee Member of the British Cattle Breeders Club, which provides a fantastic forum for relevant and factual debate, and information for all cattle producers and industry representatives alike, as well as providing a brilliant networking opportunity. She has recently been invited to become a member of the Dairy Science Forum, which provides a focus for its members to strengthen the way science contributes to both the well-being of the dairy cow and the dairy industry in general.
Karen’s overarching ambition in life is to make a positive difference to British agriculture and she is really looking forward to working at Crediton Milling, and with our customers, to achieve this. 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 two young children, William and Megan.