The Technical team is on hand to provide technical and nutritional advice to our customers. Using their experience and training, they are able to answer your questions on nutrition, feeding of the range of animals, use of the BEC products and of every day aspects of animal production.
The Technical team has an extensive knowledge of premix design, practical feed formulation and of various animal production systems. They have experience in premix formulation, feed formulation and direct farm advice. This knowledge covers the wide range of animals used in agriculture and of the broad nature of on farm factors and operational factors of farming. Knowledge is not only of the nutritional aspects of feedstuffs, but also in practical aspects of feeding to the animals.
The Technical team at BEC Feed Solutions manage the research and design of the premix formulas to ensure the exact supply of nutrients and the highest quality standard. In the design of each product, ingredients are selected to ensure the required nutrient amounts are provided and absorbed by the animal. Lastly it is important that the product can be easily fed to the animal or mixed into the feed.
The Technical team will work with the customer to ensure that BEC provides a product that meets the customer’s requirements and expectations, as well as maintaining the high quality standards established by BEC.
If you are interested in custom products such as custom premixes, please contact us.
Natalie grew up in Geelong Victoria in the family hospitality businesses, moving to Queensland in 2008 after completing a Bachelor of Animal Science at the University of Melbourne. She began her career in the animal feed industry working as a production nutritionist with a feed mill in regional Queensland. Her roles since then have included; project management of silage on Australia’s largest feedlots, research and development on large scale piggeries, rumen health in dairy nutrition and implementation of new nutritional technologies in poultry, as well as working for a global corporation as Technical Services Manager for Australia. Natalie completed a Masters of Science in Agriculture at the University of New England and is also a member by exam in the Australian Association of Ruminant Nutrition. Natalie’s experience has allowed her to develop a sound practical and technical knowledge of animal nutrition and what is necessary to have animals perform at their peak.
Premix Supervisor & Nutritionist
Cameron completed honours degree in Rural Science at UNE in Armidale and has since worked with various stockfeed companies such as Riverina and Ridley in Brisbane and on the Darling Downs for the last 25 years. This has included technical, sales and quality control roles before moving into his preferred role at Riverina as a nutritionist specialising in pelleted and molasses-based feeds. Cameron’s extensive knowledge and experience enable him to fulfil significant roles at BEC including product design, nutritional advice and customer support for the Australian, New Zealand and occasionally Indonesian offices.
Chris grew up on a small property on the outskirts of Melbourne while also periodically bouncing between family farms on the north coast of Tasmania and the Riverina. Graduating with an Undergraduate Science Degree in 2012 and then a Masters in Animal Science in 2014 from the University of Melbourne, Chris has steadily moved his way up the Coast and has been with BEC since 2018. Along the way he has worked for one of the largest Australian integrators, managed a R & D Facility running nutrition research trials and spent extensive time in Feedmills both in Victoria and NSW. Today he utilises his practical experience and technical knowledge as a part of the tech team assisting with both external customers and distributers.
VITAMIN PREMIX CLINICS
Premixes are widely utilised in the animal feed industry to facilitate the uniform dispersion of micro ingredients in a larger mix, such a finished feed. Premixing in general has become so routine when formulating feed rations, that this important specialty area is often overlooked.
In light of this, the Vitamin Premix Clinic (VPC), a unique program BEC Feed Solutions offers to its customers, was developed to enhance and revitalize the level of understanding and appreciation for vitamins and premix ingredients. The VPC is an exclusive workshop where you will have the opportunity to look closely at:
- Stability and mixability of vitamins, minerals and other ingredients
- The roles of carriers, diluents and binders in premix formulation
- Vitamin sources and properties
- Premix manufacturing processes and technology
- Tour of the premix manufacturing facilities
In addition, the clinic is geared for hands-on activities. In our laboratory you will have an opportunity to investigate the chemical and physical properties of vitamins, other feed ingredients and premixes, such as: hygroscopicity, solubility, particle size, bulk density, flowability, segregation and microscopic characteristics.
The Vitamin Premix Clinic is conducted approximately 3 times a year at our head office and premix manufacturing facility in Carole Park, Queensland. It takes 1 1/2 days to complete the program which is lead by Monette Swanson, our Quality Assurance Manager. To facilitate learning and networking opportunities we have a maximum of nine participates in each clinic.