Meet the Team
Dairy Consultants at Douglas Green Consulting
At the heart of our business is excellent customer service and we have a small but dedicated team focused on delivering just that.
Douglas Green BSc (Hons) MBIAC
Director & Independent Dairy Farm Management Consultant
Douglas Green is the founder and managing director of Douglas Green Consulting Ltd. Douglas has overt 30 years experience in the dairy industry providing profit focussed solutions tailored to farmers needs. Key skills include strategic farm business planning, raising finance, dairy and beef systems, dairy nutrition, dairy fertility, farm business planning, fertiliser management and the CAP.
Douglas is well known in the farming industry and has key contacts in a range of professions and within banks to be able to offer a complete agricultural consultancy package.
"Farming has never been so demanding and it is important to retain a team of dedicated professionals to help you define and deliver on your business goals". Douglas says. "Our consultancy is centred around delivering high quality business and technical solutions to the farming industry; our clients".
Prior to founding Douglas Green Consulting, Douglas worked for ADAS as a Senior Dairy Consultant where his role included managing a team of 12 farm consultants. In 1998 he became a founding partner in Green & Kelly developing a strong client base providing dairy business consultancy.
Tom Bell BSc (Hons) - Dairy Farm Management Specialist
Tom Bell joined the Douglas Green Consulting Team in July 2015 as Dairy Farm Management Specialist. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to the business and has a proven track record in Dairy Herd Management and Consultancy.
Tom has brought much needed additional capacity to the business and expands the range of technical expertise that we are able to provide in house; our clients benefit hugely from his presence.
Tom's key skills are:
- Business analysis and Financial planning: Preparing budgets, cash flows, feasibility reports, full cost analysis.
- Forage budgeting and Grassland management: Developing grazing plans, calculating forage requirements, advice on forage crop requirements & their management. Nutrition management & advice for a range of forage and combinable crops.
- Ruminant Nutrition: Ration formulation for milking cows, young stock & beef cattle.
- Cow Housing: Review building plans, improve existing buildings for cow health & welfare, Cubicles - correct dimensions for the herd to help reduce lameness and increase lying times.
- Health Monitoring of Dairy Herd performance: Cow behaviour - to reduce mastitis and lameness.
- NVZ Compliance, Nutrient Planning and Soil Management Plans.
Janice Radford BSc (Hons) - Dairy Farm Management Consultant
Janice Radford is a dairy consultant and joined Douglas Green Consulting in 2002 and is a hugely experienced Senior Dairy Consultant.
Janice leads our dairy fertility and mastitis control work. Her analysis of farm information is hugely inciteful and identifies potential to drive efficiencies on many farms.
In addition Janice leads our work on fertiliser and nutrient planning, soil managemnet plans and NVZ compliance. Lean more about NVZ Planning and ways we can help you,
Key skills include dairy cow fertility, mastitis control, dairy cow nutrition, fertiliser and nutrient management, NVZ compliance, farm business management and grant applications for farms.
Sarah Wilkins - Business Manager
Sarah Wilkins joined Douglas Green Consulting in 2010 as a business manager and has continually developed excellent business consultancy skills. Sarah leads our quality control and ensures our clients receive the highest quality service.
Sarah is skilled at analysing client data in Sumit, Farm Plan, Key Accounts, Quickbooks and Xero.
As a member of the Institute of Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators Sarah maintains her CPD annually.
Sarah trained at Sparsholt Agricultural College before gaining her experience running the offices of large estates including Blenheim Farm Partnership, Oxfordshire (5 years) and Cirencester Park Farms, Gloucestershire (10 years).
Emily Alvis BSc (Hons) - Graduate Farm Consultant
Emily is a graduate farm consultant having completed her degree in Agriculture at The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
Emily has solid practical farming knowledge which, coupled with her degree, means she has a strong foundation to build a promising career. Her practical experience includes dairy farming. She helped fund her time at University working as a relief herdsperson.
Emily is proving to be a very valuable member of our team, contributing to many projects we are working on currently, and is taking a lead analysing milk sample fatty acid profiles for clients.
When she is not at work, Emily enjoys caring for her pedigree Hampshire Down sheep flock. Amongst her achievements; she recently won the National Youngstars stock judging and husbandry competition for sheep.
Abby Cook BSc (Hons) Consultant Support
Abby's primary role is as personal assistant to Tom Bell and is heavily involved in preparing high quality business management solutions for clients, and adding much needed capacity to meet the demand for our services
Abby brings a wealth of skills and experience to the team having worked as an agricultural consultant for the last 7 years. Abby graduated with a first class degree from The RAU at Cirencester, Gloscestershire.
Abby specialises in supporting progressive dairy and livestock businesses, which makes her a great fit at Douglas Green Consulting.
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