I am a professionally registered animal scientist (Pr.Sci.Nat. 400144/14) with almost 15 years’ experience in the agricultural industry, specialising in trace-mineral nutrition and ruminant lameness.
My interests include identifying strategies to help optimise mineral supplementation and create greater awareness of mineral challenges facing the industry. I am also involved in determining what the South African situation is in terms of lameness in dairy cattle, including the cost, occurrence, contributing factors, and implementation of effective lameness reduction plans.
I am the outgoing chair of the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association (AFMA) Technical Committee, as well as the founding member of Ladies in Animal Science South Africa (LASSA).
I am passionate about education and mentoring students in animal science, as well as gender diversity excellence.