SW Dairy Farmer Elected RABDF Chairman

UK - David Cotton has been elected RABDF chairman succeeding Lyndon Edwards who steps down after three years in office. He brings a comprehensive wealth of knowledge and experience to the association as an agri-businessman and practical farmer.
calendar icon 26 February 2010
clock icon 2 minute read

David farms a 160 cow unit in a family partnership at West Bradley, Glastonbury, Somerset. The farm is also home to the Kingshay Farming Trust and hosts a variety of field and cubicle trials. David is a member of the IAgrM, a council member of Milk Link, and local branch NFU chairman.

He is also a former county chairman of Somerset Centre of Management in Agriculture and Somerset YFC.

“I am delighted to be elected chairman following three years as vice chair of RABDF,” he said.

“I hope to continue that influence during my term of office and I will work hard to get a better deal for British dairy producers.

“One of my priorities is to ensure a successful transition of the Dairy Event and Livestock Show to its new venue at the NEC. Having been involved in the decision making process to relocate the event, part of my role and responsibility is to see that through to completion,” he added.

“Improved dairy cow health and welfare are also high on my agenda. I want to ensure that dairy farmers are better informed about the risk implications of importing cattle. I will also be calling for better management control of TB within all livestock herds throughout the UK, and continuing RABDF’s appeal for humane badger culling in high TB incidence areas.”

  • Newly elected RABDF vice chairman is Ian Macalpine who farms a 200 cow pedigree Jersey herd at Clitheroe, Lancashire, and the treasurer, is Shropshire based Andrew Snodgrass who combines farm consultancy with farming, in partnership with his son, a 250 cow herd of North American Jerseys.
  • TheCattleSite News Desk

    © 2000 - 2023 - Global Ag Media. All Rights Reserved | No part of this site may be reproduced without permission.