Mike Shields - RED MILLS HORSE

Mike Shields

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Qualification: B.Agr.Sc., MB
Area of Expertise: Technical & Commercial Manager
Market: Global

Mike is part of the Senior Management team at Connolly’s RED MILLS and Foran Healthcare, and is heavily involved in developing and executing the business strategy and optimising group performance. With over 30 years of experience in the global feed industry, he has lived and worked in the UK, Australia and Central America, and has travelled extensively throughout the world pursuing animal nutrition advances and deployment.

He fills the role of Group Technical Manager at Connolly’s Red Mills & Foran Equine, leading the various technical teams and taking responsibility for formulations, quality, technical support, research and product development. Mike is involved in multiple aspects of managing domestic and export markets, being involved in key customer relationships, commercial operations, and acquisitions. Mike is a member of the Feed Committee of the Irish Grain & Feed Association and a member of the British Equestrian Trade Association NOPS Sub-Committee.

“I have known Connolly’s Red Mills since 1990 and have always seen them as real innovators and leaders in an industry that can sometimes be static and resistant to change. The culture of innovation and constant effort to raise standards makes it a very exciting place to work. There is a great sense of continuing the 111 years old Connolly tradition, yet pushing forward with science-based discoveries that improve animal health and performance.”

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