Nutrition – On Farm Management

Our nutritional team have the resources available through the use of our own in-house NIR testing machine to analyse the nutritional level of our clients farm grown fodder. This is unique to Browns Stockfeed with no other company providing this in-house service.

Our ability to test pasture, silage and hay and provide same day feedback to our clients enables formulation of stockfeed rations that complement existing farm grown feeds. This reduces the need to add ingredients that are being adequately provided through grazing, saving clients costs and enabling farmers to make timely, accurate and informed decisions.

Our Nutritionists

Chris Lawton
0439 959 899

Chris joined the team in May 2016. Being in the industry for 27 years has given her the opportunity to work all over Victoria, NSW and Tasmania. Chris will be covering West Gippsland and other areas as required. She has studied a Degree in Agriculture and with her vast knowledge in the industry she is able to give excellent nutritional advice, and on farm support to farmers, helping to keep them profitable through difficult times and seasonal conditions.

Matt James
0488 623 159

Matt has been involved in the dairy industry all his life commencing his career on the family dairy farm at 17.  Matt’s interest and passion in the dairy industry lead him into a career of Sales & Nutrition. Matt started with Browns in April 2017 and has 15 years experience in a Sales & Nutrition role previously covering all of Gippsland and Tasmania. Matt prides himself on the relationships he builds with his client base by working closely with clients to understand and improve all aspects of their dairy business.

Daryl Travers
0448 159 191

Daryl has over 27 years’ experience as a Farm Manager, Daryl grew up in the area, playing footy for Colbinabbin & attending Rushworth College. Daryl has extensive experience with commercial management of Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Chickens and Pigs both locally and interstate. Passionate about Agriculture, he prides himself in supporting local farmers to find effective solutions that match their individual needs and goals.

Rick Harbour
0428 361 231

You may already know Rick Harbour from his role as Site Manager at Browns Stockfeed Tinamba. With more than 15 years’ experience in the Stockfeed industry Rick is now stepping into a Sales role with Browns. He will be providing assistance to our clients in the East Gippsland area and will be fully supported by Matt James & Chris Lawton.

Call one of our nutritional team direct or contact the office to have one of our nutritional team contact you to discuss a diet or ration specific for your herd.