New DairyCo extension officer for Lancashire and Cumbria

Published 28 August 09

Karen Lancaster is the latest addition to DairyCo's team of extension officers and will be working in the North West, covering Lancashire and Cumbria. 

Karen qualified as a vet nine years ago and has been working as a cattle vet ever since.  She has a Masters degree in Livestock Health and Production and sits on the council of the British Cattle Veterinary Association.  Karen is also a certified Cow Signals trainer.

Karen has worked in various parts of Britain including three years teaching at Cambridge Veterinary School and the last twelve months working for a practice in Cumbria.  She has joined the team at DairyCo to share her extensive knowledge with famers across the two counties.

"While teaching at Cambridge, I found that I really enjoyed passing on knowledge and discussing dairy farming with the students there, that's really what drove me to join an organisation like DairyCo," she says.

"Working with the team at DairyCo will be rewarding as they really do offer a vast amount of information and specialist help to dairy farmers," she says.

"DairyCo is involved in a huge range of activities from research and development, through to providing market information and practical on-farm support and technical tools, and as an extension officer my job is to help get this information and knowledge we have straight to farmers," she says. 

To contact Karen Lancaster call 07974 723491 or 01524 781750 or email karen.lancaster@dairyco.org.uk