Our Experts

If you have a question that's not covered in our advice section, why not get in touch with one of our nutritional experts.

Horse Experts

Lorraine Fradl

Lorraine is an Equine Science graduate of University College Dublin. Lorraine began working with Connolly’s Red Mills in 2016 after spending a number of years working with Thoroughbred studs, racehorses and elite sport horses. Lorraine’s role as a Senior Equine Nutritionist involves work at home and abroad. Her customer technical…

Nia O’Malley

Nia graduated from the University of Limerick in Equine Science, and since then, she has followed the path of equine nutrition and exercise physiology. Her interests include nutrition for the broodmare and growing stock, feeding the performance horse, and digestive related health issues. Nia is an essential member of the…

Laura Hoey

Laura studied Equine Science at the University of Limerick, graduating with a Bachelors Degree in 2009. She then went on to spend two years working with race horses in Melbourne, Australia. One of her greatest achievements while there was being given primary responsibility for an eight year old stallion Winchester,…

Louise Jones

In 1999 Louise qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science, during which she specialised in breeding science and went onto graduate with an MSc in Equine Science in 2000. She is also one of only a handful of registered equine nutritionists in the UK. Having completed her Masters Louise…

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca graduated with a MSc in Equine Science and is also a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. A qualified Veterinary Nurse for over 20 years,  Rebecca spent 15 spent of these in Equine Practice on the Curragh in Co. Kildare, and has extensive experience…

Nichola Reynolds

Nichola joined the RED MILLS UK team in 2016 coming from having worked for 7 years with Europe’s only licensed Equine plasma producer in the UK, where she was responsible for the care and welfare of up to 50 horses at any one time. Her qualifications include s First Class…

Julia Gray

Julia studied Equine Science at the University of Limerick, graduating in 2007. She then moved on to complete a Masters of Science project on equine exercise immunology. Julia has also worked with veterinarians on the U.S. racing circuit, and studied at the University of Arizona’s racetrack information programme. In 2009,…

Michael Shields

Mike graduated with a B.Agr.Sc. degree from UCD having grown up on a pedigree beef cattle breeding farm in East Galway. He also holds an MBA from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He has lived in the UK, Australia and Central America and worked in the feed industry for 28…

Pet Experts

Eugene Brennan

Eugene joined the Technical Support Team in Connolly’s RED MILLS in June 1990 as a pet food nutritionist, and is a tremendous source of expert, impartial advice for our customers. He graduated with a B.Agr.Sc. degree from University College Dublin, and during his time with us, his role has expanded…

Aoife Barry

Aoife is very well known to many of our pet food customers, and is interested in all types of animals – but has a particular passion for dogs. She qualified from University College Dublin with a Degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1998, and then spent a number of years working…

Julie Holmes

Julie is a Connolly’s RED MILLS Nutritional Advisor, Professional Dog Trainer, Behavioural Instructor, International Judge and Owner of Tag N Rye Dog Services. Julie has over 35 years experience working with dogs of all breeds and specialises in providing Basic and Competitive Obedience, Dog Training Classes and Private Tuition to dog…

Niamh McElhinney

Niamh McElhinney is a Connolly’s RED MILLS Nutritional Advisor, Professional Certified Groomer, Micro-Chipper, and Owner of K9 Millionhairs. She has over 20 years experience working with animals and now specialises in providing one-on-one grooming services to all dogs big or small, while providing nutritional advice to dog owners all over…

Agri Experts

Eugene Brennan

Eugene joined the Technical Support Team in Connolly’s RED MILLS in June 1990 as a pet food nutritionist, and is a tremendous source of expert, impartial advice for our customers. He graduated with a B.Agr.Sc. degree from University College Dublin, and during his time with us, his role has expanded…

Michael Shields

Mike graduated with a B.Agr.Sc. degree from UCD having grown up on a pedigree beef cattle breeding farm in East Galway. He also holds an MBA from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He has lived in the UK, Australia and Central America and worked in the feed industry for 28…

Ollie Carter

Ollie Carter is an Agronomist at Connolly's RED MILLS, providing agronomic advice to all customers across a full range of crop species. He has been working in the Ag Industry for over 20 years now with vast experienced gained across the whole sector having also work in the feed and…

Michael Butler

  Michael qualified with a degree in Animal Science from University College Dublin in 2007 and immediately embarked on a research Master’s Degree, specialising in the area of pre-partum & post-partum dairy cow nutrition. Michael was awarded a Master’s Degree in Animal Science in 2009 with several published papers including…

Michael Phelan

Michael has been an invaluable part of the Connolly's RED MILLS team for two decades. Before taking up his current role, he was our Purchasing Manager and assumed overall responsibility for purchase of all our raw material for our milling operations. With a Diploma in Agricultural Science, Michael has been…

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