DAIRY expert Natalie Parker has joined the team at Newton Rigg College as a senior lecturer.

The appointment comes as the college prepares to open its £2.4m dairy unit next month.

With around three decades in the industry, Natalie has a wealth of experience, both in this country and abroad.

She spent two years in Canada and has also managed a 350 cow organic dairy farm.

College principal Wes Johnson said: "She has both practical dairy experience and excellent teaching skills which will be an asset to the college's growing number of students."