Premier Pig Team

Optimising your pig performance on-farm

You can be assured of honest, independent, practical nutrition from a team who understand commercial pig production.

Whether you're a feed manufacturer, use toll manufacturing or home mix, we partner with you to understand your business needs. Our nutritionists can formulate a bespoke solution, including premix supply, to optimise physical and financial performance on-farm.

IT'S ABOUT MORE THAN JUST PREMIX

Our team of pig specialists can help customers with:

  • Diet formulation for optimum pig performance.
  • Monitoring and prediction of future formulations aligned to real-time global raw material prices.
  • Raw material and finished feed quality control and analysis.
  • Proactive monitoring and reformulation in response to quality control laboratory results.
  • Totally independent appraisals on micro-ingredient additions.
  • Access to our exclusive raw material matrix for feed formulation.
  • On-farm consultancy encompassing feed and general unit management.

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RESEARCHING & ENGINEERING NUTRITION

Research is at the heart of our business. But we go beyond just testing and measuring pig performance; our extensive research programme is driving developments in feed specifications and raw material inclusion, together with reducing the environmental impact of pig production.

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MEET THE PREMIER PIG TEAM

Stuart Rowley

Business Manager

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Stuart Rowley

Business Manager

Stuart has worked in the livestock industry for over 35 years, gaining experience in livestock marketing, trading, sales and scheme management.

Since joining Premier Nutrition, he has developed the home mix business, providing nutritional support for customers and supplying premix, starter feeds, and straights.

With his strong customer focus and account management skills, Stuart now leads the growing on-farm home mix division, supported by a team of experienced commercial nutritionists.

E: stuart.rowley@premiernutrition.co.uk
M: +44 (0)7718 909 774

John Murphy

Commercial Pig Nutritionist

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John Murphy

Commercial Pig Nutritionist

John completed an MSc in Animal Nutrition at Sutton Bonington, University of Nottingham and has worked in a specialist piglet role since 2015.  He is now focused on commercial and technical support the home mix sector.  John is interested in all aspects of pig nutrition and production, especially performance benchmarking and on-farm trial work, assisting customers to collect and interpret the data to make informed decisions for future pig production.

E: john.murphy@premiernutrition.co.uk
M: +44 (0)7711 192 198

Dr Lorraine Salmon

Pig Nutritionist

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Dr Lorraine Salmon

Pig Nutritionist

Lorraine has worked in the feed industry for 20 years after graduating from Harper Adams with a degree in Agriculture with Animal Science. Following a stint in industry, she went on to complete a PhD at Newcastle University examining Behaviour and Meat Taint in Heavy Pigs.

Working as a technical nutritionist and research scientist, with a practical on-farm approach, she ensures both scientific and on-farm trial data are evaluated to confirm that concepts and new products are practically applicable and commercially correct.

Lorraine is a member of AIC’s (Allied Industries Confederation) Feed Advisors Register.

E: lorraine.salmon@premiernutrition.co.uk
M: +44 (0)7891 300 391

Michelle Sprent

Pig Nutritionist

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Michelle Sprent

Pig Nutritionist

Michelle has worked as a commercial pig nutritionist for nearly 20 years. The early part of her career was spent specialising in piglet nutrition supporting the export sales team, which gave her extensive experience of pig production around the world.

Since joining Premier in 2010 Michelle has worked closely with Stuart Rowley, looking after UK home mix clients providing both nutrition and production support. She especially likes working with producers using liquid co-products. Michelle also provides technical support to a compound feed customer in South Korea.

On account of her interest in co-products and unusual raw materials, in 2013 & 2014 Michelle completed a Nuffield Scholarship investigating what the future holds for feed ingredients. Michelle is also a member of AIC’s (Allied Industries Confederation) Feed Advisors Register.

E: michelle.sprent@premiernutrition.co.uk
M: +44 (0)7875 646 064

Sarah Johnson

Pig Nutritionist

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Sarah Johnson

Pig Nutritionist

Sarah has worked at Premier Nutrition for nearly 20 years and graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Animal Science in 2017. Sarah's expertise covers feed and premix formulation, technical support, IT and customer service.

Sarah provides support to the home mix team, ensuring customers meet their production objectives with a recommended feeding programme and works alongside Stuart Rowley co-ordinating sales of straights and starter feeds to home mix customers.

E: sarah.johnson@premiernutrition.co.uk
M: +44 (0)7812 099 514

Sam Wootton

Pig Nutritionist

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Sam Wootton

Pig Nutritionist

E: sam.wootton@premiernutrition.co.uk
M: +44 (0)7540 333 009

Jim Burling

Research Consultant

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Jim Burling

Research Consultant

Please contact via Mick Hazzledine.

Roy Hayes

International Sales Manager

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Roy Hayes

International Sales Manager

Responsible for commercial activity in Central and Eastern Europe, Roy has worked successfully in developing exports of piglet feeds and premix for over 28 years. He has travelled the world gaining experience in many different production systems, but now concentrates his time and efforts in Central / Eastern European countries.

Roy started his career managing intensive pig units for 14 years and still gets a great deal of satisfaction when customers implement his advice, and that of his technical colleagues, and see the improvements this advice brings in the performance of their stock (and profits).

E: roy.hayes@premiernutrition.co.uk
M: +44 (0)7766 132 291

TAILORED NUTRITION, ENGINEERED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Talk to us about your requirements and how our independently recommended premix solutions can add value to your pig nutrition.

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