Mark Nicholson joined I’Anson in 2006. He has a degree in Agricultural Resource Management, a National Diploma in Agriculture and is a certified cattle foot trimmer and artificial inseminator. Mark has also completed courses on the safe use of veterinary medicines and forklift truck operation. His passion for dairy stems from being born and raised on a dairy farm, and is still involved in the day-to-day running of the family farm.
A normal day for Mark consists of silage sampling, inspecting dairy herds and reviewing data from fertility, dairy costings and milk reports to help farmers with their day-to-day challenges. He also regularly meets with vets and other advisors, formulates rations and discusses potential health issues of livestock.
Mark puts his success down to being brought up with cattle and working with them on a daily basis as this gives him a unique understanding of the industry so he can advise and help customers to attempt and achieve the desired output from their livestock. He believes that I’Anson’s approach to its clients and the attention it pays to developing individually tailored products makes it stand out from others.
Outside of work, Mark spends time with his family and his hobbies include sporting clay pigeon shooting in the summer, game shooting in the winter and working with his gun dogs.