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Daniel Downes joins the Grassland Development Centre

The Grassland Development Centre at IBERS welcomes Daniel Downes to the team. Based at Gogerddan, Daniel has combined work on the family organic beef and sheep farm near Tregaron with a professional career in agriculture, working for Welsh Farm Suppliers Ltd in Aberystwyth, NFU Cymru and more recently as an Agricultural Relationship Manager for Barclays Commercial Bank. Daniel's interest in farm business management will play a key part helping farmers make the most of recent research work at IBERS.

Daniel said "with the costs of fertiliser, fuel and livestock feed continuing to escalate; I'm looking forward to working with farmers in Wales to tackle the challenge of making a profit from effective grassland management.

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