WHITE’S Oats has appointed Steven McAllister to the role of Agri Supply Chain Assistant. Steven, who is originally from Bushmills, will support the Agri Supply Chain Coordinator to develop White’s local supply chain and ensure it continues to deliver the best quality oats for customers.
White’s is committed to increasing its oat production in partnership with local growers in Northern Ireland. It has invested heavily in its oat agronomy programme over the past three years with a clear focus on improving oat quality and the long term sustainability of oat production within the business. Steven’s appointment will see the continued collaboration between White’s and its growers as it seeks to drive forward its commitment in its supply chain from farm to mill.
Speaking about his new role, Steven said: “I grew up on my family farm growing potatoes, so I have a keen interest in agriculture and locally grown produce.
“The increased awareness among consumers on the benefits of a healthy and sustainable diet has fuelled demand for oats and I am looking forward to carrying out
farm visits and learning more
about the development of oats from farm to mill, all while helping to improve oat quality and sustainability.’’
Commenting on the appointment, Sean Kane, White’s Agri Supply Chain Co-ordinator, said: “White’s is committed to investing in its people to ensure our supply chain, innovation and products are of the highest quality.
“Steven’s diverse role will focus on monitoring crops throughout the growing season, carrying out plant and grain counts and crop assessments.
“His hands-on approach and new ideas will help strengthen our offering as we work to develop our product portfolio of porridge oats and oat cereals to meet changing consumer health needs and deliver a more sustainable business model.”
Steven has a BSc degree in Agriculture Technology and a National Diploma in Agriculture. Outside of farming, he enjoys helping out with his local youth group and is a huge football fan.
n White’s Oats is the island of Ireland’s largest oat miller and has been milling locally grown porridge oats and granolas at its mill in County Armagh since 1841.
White’s is committed to supporting sustainable agriculture to improve efficiency, increasing NI oat production and producing oats that are best in class.
If you are interested in growing oats, White’s would like to hear from you. Please contact Sean Kane on 07970 410804.
n For more information and to view products and oat-inspired recipes visit www.whiteoats.co.uk