Shep was born and bred at his father’s mixed farm, and his love for animals started on his family farm. He studied Biological Sciences at University and qualified as a secondary school teacher and in mainstream education he taught GCSE Level Agriculture, Biology and Geography to 13- to 17-year-olds for six years. He also Lectured Animal Health Production and Welfare to post GCSE Level trainee farm managers for a further six years, mostly enjoying comparative anatomy & physiology lectures.
Shep has also worked in other industries including automotive/Ford car assembly and technical advising poultry producers to meet the BRC standards, RSPCA standards, environmental & carbon footing and farm product traceability. He is passionate about animals’ health, production and welfare, continuous improvement management systems and Ishikawa/fishbone diagrams
Shep also enjoys sports including Rugby and Badminton, and he follows environmental and fauna migration documentaries