David Brandt

Mr David Brandt received his MSc Agric (Animal Science) degree from the University of Stellenbosch where he researched alternative energy and protein sources in the Western Cape. Whilst completing his post graduate studies he spent 2 years with the Department of Agriculture, where he gained extensive experience in Near Infra-red Reflectance Spectrometry instruments and technology. David started his career at Afgri Animal Feeds as a Nutritionist and later joined the Kuipers group as the group nutritionist where he gained extensive experience in breeder and layer nutrition. He then became Managing Director at Eagles Rock Feed Mill and managed the feed business for the Kuipers group. David then joint AFGRI again as Director of Monogastric Nutrition. In 2011, David left Afgri Animal Feeds to start his own feed consultation company. Currently he is the Managing Director and Poultry Specialist at Feed First. Feed First consults for a customer base that in total produce approximately 100 000 ton of feeds per month. He currently in involved in mentorship of 3 M.Sc. of students. He maintains a research-based approach to his consultation and is responsible for 2 broiler trial facilities. David has a special interest in modelling response of poultry and maximizing profits for his customers.