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.
The grains markets have rebounded well over the past few weeks driven by a combination of strong spot demand and farmer retention. The current rally is being seen by many as a selling opportunity for producers with the LIFFE November wheat contract up 11.5% in the last 4 weeks while the MATIF is up 13% in the same period..................Mike Shields Read more news...