About Us

What we do

For more than 55 years, Promar International has been a leading provider of consultancy services to dairy farmers, agriculture and by association, food supply chains. It is our knowledge and influencing ability that keeps us at the forefront of consultancy and follows the true meaning of the Promar International vision.

We will continue to be an industry leader in the UK through a highly skilled and motivated workforce delivering our capability to meet the needs of our customers. Our customers are evolving, consolidating, and building a deeper understanding of the value that our specialists and the tools they use can have on their bottom line and prosperity.

How we do it

We have knowledge and expertise from many years of trading, providing a detailed awareness of industry changes, giving us the ability to make business decisions based on facts.

We have a highly skilled and motivated workforce delivering practical improvement services that meet the needs of our customers.

Why we do it

We care and understand our customers are evolving, consolidating, and building a deeper understanding of the value that consulting tools and services can have on their bottom line and prosperity.

We are here to help customers build a more efficient, profitable and sustainable business.

History

MMB – Period of disruption and hardship felt by milk producers was recognised by the British government.

MMB was set up to ensure that all milk produced on farm was collected and sold for the best price possible, the main concept was to have a “producer-run product marketing board”

The Cheese Board – A moment of crisis soon after its inception, when a large buyer cancelled its contract, leads to the Milk Marketing Board manufacturing the milk into cheese

“MMB Sponsored The Milk Race, cycle tour of Britain”

Longest sponsorship in the UK

Producing more silage than hay leading to a big investment in silage clamps and an overall increase in steel and technology on farm.

The way we provided consultancy began to change.

The average herd size was 30.

Breeding and Advice Services – Divided from MMB into Breeding and Advice Service

  • There were livestock officers who would go out and buy bulls these then divided into LCP and changed to “Consulting Officers”
  • Aim of this paid service was to cover the cost of the Breeding and Advice service- it was never to make a profit but to break even.
  • Never to charge the milk producer
  • LCP was not aloud to operate in Scotland and N Ireland

Foot and mouth outbreak- Detrimental effect on the UK industry.

ACRs – First introduced into the market.

UK joined the EU

“Need to begin thinking like Europeans and work together to provide a European solution”

MMB Mastitis service first introduced

Amalgamation of Milk Records and LCP Lower Cost of Production) services.

Launch of the herd yield monitor

Introduction of Milk quotas-

  • Pain to industry
  • Required a license to take part in the industry
  • Stopped young farmers entering the industry
  • Altering the advice, we give on farm

Mastitis labelled the hidden thief

Brundtland Commission is to unite countries to pursue sustainable development together. The term sustainability has its most known roots in the 1987 Brundtland Report which officially defined sustainable development for the first time.

New Legislation – A Milk Marketing and Legislation Division was set up in MAFF to prepare new legislation for UK Milk Marketing Schemes.

Earth Summits were the direct result of the Brundtland Commission.

The end of the MMB – Under the terms of the Agricultural Marketing Act 1931, the Minister of Agriculture had powers to amend or revoke the Scheme or direct the Board: the scheme was amended sixteen times until it was revoked under the Agriculture Act 1993.

Combined pressure from trade competitors, the European Commission and the British government persuaded the Board that the organisation should become a voluntary co-operative. It did so in 1994, with the name Milk Marque.

Intention for the breeding division, advisory service and NMR to be combined.

  • UK politics said we cannot be in business with a company whose data we use to prove our bulls
  • Launched as separate Limited companies
  • Name changed from LCP to FMS (Farm Management services)

Mad Cow Disease

 

Name changed to Axient from Farm Business Management Service

The new company name Promar.

Promar International formed their own sustainability team

In 2016 many world leaders adopted the United Nation’s 17 global goals/Sustainable Development Goals to improve life all around the world and preserve the earth’s resources and fight climate change.

Work For Us

We are always looking for individuals who can take on a challenge and strive to be the best they can be. In our fast paced working environment you will need to quickly adapt and always be willing to expand your knowledge.