New area manager appointed to Yara’s NI division

Yara Ireland has recently appointed Alan Turkington to the position of area manager for Northern Ireland.

According to a statement from Yara, Turkington comes from Dromore, Co. Down and brings to the Yara team a broad knowledge of both beef and dairy production to the business.

He spent the last three years as Northern Ireland’s sales manager for Agrimin, a trace element bolus company based in north Lincolnshire.

Alan Turkington

Previous to that he worked on a large dairy farm in Co. Down for almost fifteen years, where he worked with nutritionists and agronomists to help improve the performance of the business.

Turkington will be taking over from John Moore who will be retiring in March.

Simplified fertiliser quote

In other news, Yara has developed a simplified method for farmers to request a fertiliser quote.

Earlier this year, the company updated its website and with this comes the introduction of the ‘Request an Offer‘ feature.

Once farmers have identified the type of fertiliser they are looking for – whether it’s for grassland or cereals – they can fill in the required fertiliser details to request a quote.

Commenting on the feature, Eva Ross – marketing and PR manager for Yara UK and Ireland – said: “It’s a really simple tool for any farmer looking to request a quote on fertiliser.”

A link to the Yara website can be found here.