Key Appointment for Northumbrian Quality Feeds

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Key Appointment for Northumbrian Quality Feeds

AMTRA qualified specialist joins Northumbrian Quality Feeds

The North East’s leading livestock feed company, Northumbrian Quality Feeds (NQF), have today announced the appointment of an Agri-Livestock Specialist to work with livestock farmers across Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

Will Hopkins, who previously held the same position for Mole Valley Farmers at their Alnwick store, has plenty of experience having been responsible for over 1000 accounts for the store.  Will made the move from the farm store giant to the family run firm NQF in order to have a more ‘hands on’ relationship with farmers.

NQF provide a comprehensive range of conventional and organic feeds for customers across Northumberland and the Borders. Livestock farmers Stuart and Wendy Hyslop founded the business in 2007. The business provides both conventional and organic ranges of Nuts, Rolls, Pellets, Mixtures, Blends and Minerals, for either delivery or collection from its North Northumberland Coast base at Easington Farm, Belford.

Will commenting on his new role said: “I have already formed some good relationships with farmers and customers in the area in my previous role.  I am looking forward to developing these relationships further with NQF, and also being a part of the future evolution of the products and the company.”

Will also brings to the team his newly qualified status of R-SQP.  This qualification is gained from the Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority (AMTRA) and means he is qualified to give advice on feed, prescribe medicines and devise animal health plans for farm animals, equine and companion animals.

Will said: “I am excited to get stuck into my new role, to grow the business and strengthen already existing relationships with customers.  In my new position my aim is to help farmers to get the best from their livestock.”

John Naylor from NQF, commenting on the appointment said: “We are delighted to welcome Will to the team.  His main focus in the business will be to support and advise farmers and devise bespoke advisory packages for each.  His experience with customers in the Northumberland and Border area, and his new qualification gives him the exact skills to embrace this position.”

As a company run by “farmers for farmers” across Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, the entire team of seven employee’s aims to ensure that each farmer’s animals’ nutritional requirements can be met at all times.

The importance of the correct feed packages for livestock is of great importance, and this is even more critical when margins are so tight for farmers.  This is why NQF’s tailor-made solutions for individual farms are so essential.

Anyone looking for further information about products can contact Will Hopkins at or on 01668 213400