20 Aug 2017

Rising Through the Ranks - New Head of Field Services Appointed at the Cattle Information Service

The Cattle Information Service (CIS), leading milk recording organisation, welcomes internal promotion of Janette Mathie, who has been committed to the business for 29 years, progressing from Regional Manager to Head of Field Services.

Janette brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role. Starting as a contractor, she has worked her way up the ranks, taking on the position of Regional Manager in the north of England and Scotland – covering from Perthshire to Lincolnshire. During her career with CIS Janette has played a crucial part in developing CIS services in England, Wales and across Scotland and provided extensive staff training especially after the Foot & Mouth epidemic of 2001.  Her training has extended into Northern Ireland and even Malta, where she has also been influential in recruiting new CIS farms.  

Janette Mathie, Head of Field Services for CIS, said; “It is a hugely exciting time for me and I am absolutely delighted with the recent promotion to Head of Field Services. A fundamental part of my job will be communicating with our Regional Managers and field staff to determine the needs of our customers and ensure that CIS can provide the most relevant services to help farmers improve their business performance, herd welfare and ultimately profit. I am thoroughly looking forward to the challenge of this new position and the demands of coordinating activity among the Regional Managers.”

CIS offers a range of services for dairy farmers providing data to make informed decisions about current and future herd performance. The team help farmers to focus on breeding, health, management, profit and deliver the necessary services to refine production methods on farm. CIS is continually investing to enhance and improve its services – and by developing and strengthening its calibre of highly knowledgeable dairy experts, its team can offer quality advice to farmers. By helping to identify herd strengths and weaknesses through data analysis, milk sampling, health testing, cell count and genomics, CIS aims to help farmers improve both physical and financial performance.

The UKAS approved laboratory in Telford, Shropshire processes over 4 million milk samples per year providing valuable insight on herd health for the farmer, nutritionist and vet.

Sue Cope, Managing Director of CIS adds; “Janette’s knowledge of the dairy industry and understanding of the business’s processes makes her the ideal person to lead the field team and further promote our portfolio of services for farmers.”