Silvateam is on the move in the U.S., introducing its Silvafeed brand, a range of selected plant extracts rich in bioactive substances. With the aim of supporting promotion, commercial presence and technical support, the Company is pleased to announce that Mr. Benny McClure has recently joined its staff as Commercial Director of Poultry for the United States.
Benny brings a wide range of production and sales experience to this role. Most recently, he was employed at Church & Dwight Co., Inc. as part of the Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition Division where he was a key account manager and critical to the early growth of the company’s prebiotic and probiotic portfolio across the U.S. broiler industry.
After receiving his B.S. in Agriculture Business from Arkansas Tech University, he began his professional career in broiler production in his home state of Arkansas with Tyson Foods where he worked in various areas of broiler production from the hatchery to Broiler Grow-Out Manager. Subsequent to that time, he was employed for nearly 17 years by George’s Inc., a broiler company, which is also located in Northwest Arkansas. While there, he had a number of roles with responsibility for breeders, broilers, hatcheries, feed mills, live hauls, and, last served as a Live Production Manager for the company. Throughout his nearly three decades in the industry, Benny has served in a number of industry organizations and committees. In his spare time, Benny spends time with his wife, Tara, raising broilers for a local integrator.
Silvateam is a family owned company headquartered in Italy with over 165 years of experience and knowledge in the production of a wide variety of plant extracts. Recently launched into the U.S. animal feed industry, the Silvafeed line of plant bioactives have proven themselves as effective and sustainable solutions to address topics such as environmental management, nutrition, physiology, pathology to the benefit of animal performance and wellbeing.