NPA veterans put their names forward for January elections

Three of NPA’s longest-standing servants – chairman Richard Lister, vice-chairman Richard Longthorp and Allied Industry Group (AIG) chairman Hugh Crabtree – have confirmed they will be standing again for election in the New Year.

Nominations for the NPA Producer Group and the AIG are open on the NPA’s dedicated election website until January 8. So far six valid nominations (complete with manifestos and photos) have been received.

AIG nominations have also been received from Simon Davies, of Meadow Quality, Oli Brown, of Thames Valley Cambac, and Peter Bryant of A-One Feed Supplements.

To see the PG nominations and manifestos, click here

To see the AIG nominations  manifestos, click here

in his manifesto, Mr Lister, who farms in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, said: “The pig industry continues to have an array of challenges which I believe the National Pig Association has met with skill, passion and intelligence.”

In the context of the challenges the industry, Mr Longthorp, also from Yorkshire, said: “NPA will need a Producer Group and Executive that continues to develop forward-looking strategy and execute prompt and effective action.”

Mr Crabtree, a director of Farmex, said: “The industry needs a strong voice and NPA’s unique qualification is to represent all stakeholders to market.”

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