Barry Shield joined I’Anson in 1986 and works as a Technical Sales Representative.
He has extensive experience in animal nutrition and has completed a number of specialist courses on feeding dairy cattle, rationing for dairy, beef and sheep, as well as feeding for profit.
Barry is also trained in the latest feed software, which enables him to accurately calculate nutritionally complete rations to suit his customers’ requirements.
A typical day for Barry involves looking after his existing customers, attending to queries, ensuring things run smoothly and developing relationships with new customers. The most rewarding parts of his job, he says, are building trust with farmers and the confidence that the company has in his abilities.
He also thinks that being committed, self-disciplined and trustworthy helps him to succeed in his role. Animals are also a big part of Barry’s life outside of his work and one of his favourite pastimes is visiting sea bird colonies.
When he isn’t outside observing and recording wildlife, Barry enjoys spending time developing properties with his family and playing tennis.