White’s Oats appoint Bushmills man to new role

White’s Oats has appointed Bushmills man Steven McAllister to the role of Agri Supply Chain Assistant.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 10:04 am

Steven 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.

Steven said “I grew up on my family farm growing potatoes, so I have a keen interest in agriculture and locally grown produce.

Steven McAllister, White’s Oats Agri Supply Chain Assistant

“The increased awareness among consumers on the benefits of a healthy and sustainable diet has fuelled demand for oats.

“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.”

Sean Kane White’s Agri Supply Chain Co-ordinator said: “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.