Writtle University College welcomes poultry expert

October 2019

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Writtle University College is delighted to welcome a new team member. Nick Lynn, the newest addition to Writtle’s animal and agriculture departments, has over 30 years’ experience within the poultry sector.

Nick has extensive knowledge of all aspects of poultry production, including genetics, nutrition, health and husbandry. He has travelled extensively and worked with farmers in Europe, Eastern Europe, Near and Far East, in addition to farms and hatcheries in the UK.

Nick has a BSc (Hons) Agriculture from Aberystwyth and combines a practical approach to problem solving with an interest in the latest technology and husbandry systems.

He comes to WUC from Cherry Valley Farms, the world’s leading breeder of Pekin ducks, where he was responsible for the company’s UK and international markets outside China. In this and previous roles for chicken breeding companies Hubbard and Cobb, he has worked in technical support, sales and marketing and production jobs in a diverse range of business settings. Nick is experienced in the practical management of all classes of poultry, having been involved in the development of operations with grower, parent and grandparent breeding stock.

Nick said: “I am delighted to have joined Writtle University College as a lecturer in animal management. I grew up in Essex and I am pleased to be here, working for such a highly respected institution. My new students show enthusiasm and interest in poultry husbandry. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of the latest technologies and supporting their first steps towards careers within the agriculture and animal sectors.”