Alasdair Ralston from Kelso has been awarded a diploma in Ruminant Nutrition by Harper Adams University College, Shropshire.
The 32-year-old McCreath Simpson and Prentice Animal Feeds Manager is now qualified to provide the most appropriate advice on animal nutrition including manipulation of milk quality, dairy cow fertility and health, beef and sheep nutrition and legislative requirements.
Taking two years to complete the course, Alasdair is delighted to have been successful.
He said: “Nutrition is so important to the health of the animal and the overall quality of the product it is therefore essential that we support our farmer customers in choosing the best feed for their livestock.”
Adding his congratulations, Richard Simpson, vice-chairman of parent company, Simpsons Malt, said: “It is crucial that our team have the most up-to-date qualifications so they can provide the best advice to our farmer customers.
“Alasdair has studied hard for over two years to secure these qualifications, which is testament to his commitment to providing the best customer service.”
Berwick-based Simpsons Malt, a family-owned maltster and merchanting business, has Investors in People status.