Mike is a graduate in Agricultural Science from University College. He joined the animal health and feed additive division of TP Whelehan in 1990 and gained extensive experience in sales and technical service in the feed and veterinary medicines markets. He left TPW in 1997 to move to Australia. After graduating with an MBA from RMIT University, Mike joined Alltech Australia based in Melbourne. In the next 8 years he held a variety of roles including Asia Ruminant Manager and National Sales Manager before leaving to move back to Ireland. As Trident Ireland was being set up in late 2007, Mike was recruited to set up and manage the business.
US crop tours are taking place at present –the most recognized is the Pro-Farmer tour. Reports are suggesting better than expected corn yields which should bring an increased USDA corn figure in September. Closer to home Germany has still 30% of its wheat left to be cut and quality is a concern owing to the damp conditions..............Mike Shields Read more news...