New appointment announced by Progiene

A new area business manager, with hands on experience in parlour consultancy, has been appointed for the North of the UK, by leading dairy hygiene business Progiene.
John Smout developed his knowledge in dairy from a young age, originally gaining on-farm experience working on a dairy farm while growing up. He has since worked with a midlands based milking systems specialist, where he turned his practical knowledge to good use in providing on-farm consultancy.
John is especially interested in working with farmers to piece together the on-farm jigsaw that results in finding long term solutions to everyday challenges. “Focusing on the cause of the problem, rather than just treating the after-effects is much more satisfying, and helps farmers see the bigger picture in terms of improving performance over time,” says John.
“Having already developed a good relationship with Progiene, I jumped at the chance to work with them in my new role, where I’ll be covering North Wales, the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland.
“My main aim is to support and develop existing accounts, while working with farmers to help them find solutions to on-farm hygiene and performance limiting challenges.
“I’m keen to introduce people to the financial benefits and value of preventative hygiene methods, and am especially interested in knowledge transfer and developing technical product knowledge for farmers and merchants.”
Alison Clark, Progiene’s product manager explains, “John’s appointment will ensure we maintain our nationwide commitment to providing technical on-farm support as our business grows. His experience will benefit farmers and merchants due to his work with the technical side of the dairy industry.”