Our People

Our highly qualified team operates in strategic collaboration agreements with many years of combined and diverse experience in the livestock feed- and production industries. All consulting experts had senior positions in large corporate companies (Management, Technical, Procurement and Marketing,) and are currently rated amongst the very best in their respected field of interest.

All of them have obtained Animal Science degrees, with post-graduate qualifications such as Honours, Masters and Ph.D. degrees, and are registered as Professional Animal Scientists with SACNASP. Our team has a large global network and continuously communicates and interacts with other experts around the world.

The experience that exists within the Feed First support team includes:

Wide variety of agricultural businesses across a large spectrum of diversified industries
Executive management
International experience and networking
Local and international feed business consultation
Livestock nutrition
Innovative feed formulation and cost: benefit optimization of diets for all livestock production systems
Feed modelling – all species
Feed manufacturing and efficiency optimization of plants
Quality systems
Feed mill laboratories and analytical programs
Business/Market development and technical marketing
Procurement, logistics and mill management
Macro raw ingredient procurement and grain hedging
Trading
On-farm experience
Livestock production management
Animal husbandry systems

Meet the Team

David Brandt

David Brandt

Managing Director

M.Sc. (Agric) (Pr. Sci. Nat.)
Reg Nr. 400101/02

C: +27 (82) 493 1676
E: david@fundamentalfeed.co.za
T: +27 (12) 664 0484

Roné Vermeulen

Roné Vermeulen

Technical Nutritionist

M.Sc. (Agric) Animal Nutrition (UP) Pr. Sci. Nat Reg Nr. 013381

C: +27 (83) 282 8775
E: rone@feedfirst.co.za
T: +27 (12) 664 0484

Dewald Steyl

Dewald Steyl

Technical Nutritionist

M.Sc. (Agric) Animal Nutrition (UP)
Cand. Sci. Nat Reg Nr. 116915

C: +27 (72) 603 5159
E: dewald@feedfirst.co.za
T: +27 (12) 664 0484

Ranier Van Heerden

Ranier Van Heerden

Technical Nutritionist

B.Sc. Agric. Anim. Science

C: +27 (72) 761 8030
E: ranier@feedfirst.co.za
T: +27 (12) 664 0484

Felicity de Lange

Felicity de Lange

Laboratory Administrator

C: +27 (82) 212 4608
E: felicity@feedfirst.co.za
T: +27 (12) 664 0484

Jacolien Oellermann

Jacolien Oellermann

Admin & Finance Coordinator

C: +27 (82) 572 7802
E: accounts@feedfirst.co.za
T: +27 (12) 664 0532

Specialist Consultants

David Brandt

David Brandt

Poultry

(M.Sc.) (Agric.) (Pr. Sci. Nat.)
Reg Nr. 400101/02

C: +27 (82) 493 1676
E: david@fundamentalfeed.co.za

Dr Hinner Köster

Dr Hinner Köster

Ruminants (Beef, sheep, dairy, game)

Ph.D. (Pr. Sci. Nat.)
Reg Nr. 400097/96

C: +27 82 855 5453
E: hinnerk@kaonne.co.za

Kenneth Botha

Kenneth Botha

Dairy & Sheep

B.Sc. (Agric.) (Hons) (Pr. Sci. Nat.)
Reg Nr. 400030/04

C: +27 (82) 894 1488
E: kbotha@nutrigenics.co.za

Dr Hannes Viljoen

Dr Hannes Viljoen

Pigs

Ph.D. (Pr. Sci. Nat.)
Reg Nr. 400225/86

C: +27 (82) 806 3488
E: hannes@envarto.co.za

Heiko Köster

Heiko Köster

Procurement

M.Sc. (Agric.) (Dip.Purch.M.) (Pr. Sci. Nat.)
Reg Nr. 400139/07

M: +27 (82) 804 0950
E: heikokoster@absamail.co.za

Strives to add value to clients by maintaining a superior level of technology and insight.

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