Caroline Groves

Principal Farm Business Consultant

Expertise

  • • Technical Dairy Herd Management including Nutrition, Cow Health, Herd Reproduction Performance and Soils across a range of dairy systems, including Organic and very high yielding conventional systems
  • • Business Financial Management including Diversification and Funding applications
  • • Leading Discussions groups and farm workshops including overseas trips

I have worked as a consultant with Promar since 2007, as well as working directly with clients to develop a number of training courses. Prior to this I was mastitis control plan deliverer for a large dairy organisation.

Initially I am from Worcester and began studying at Worcestershire Agricultural College- Hindlip. This was not the beginning of my agricultural journey – having a keen interest since a young child. I then went on to obtain a degree in Agriculture and Animal Science. I have a small family farming enterprise consisting of a dairy herd of Holsteins and Jerseys along with sales of home reared meat from my Dexter herd.

In my spare time I love spending time with my three children, Joe who is 19 and is off to Liverpool University to study Medicine and twins Florrie and George who are 5 years old.

My drive was from my mum who ran a successful beef and sheep farm along with growing hops. My previous experience represents my strengths in organisation along with my passion for the agricultural industry as well as being both FACTS and BASIS qualified.