Yorkshire producer, Phil Stephenson, has become the new chairman of the National Pig Association’s producer group, stepping up to the top post after three years as vice-chairman.
Mr Stephenson (pictured) is an indoor producer with 700 sows, farrow to finish, having run the business for the past 30 years. He succeeds BQP production manager, Howard Revell, who stepped down from office after six years as chairman.
Mr Revell was widely commended by producer group members for his contribution over that period.
Sam Godfrey, a large-scale indoor producer based in North Lincolnshire, takes over the vice-chairman’s role. He is a nephew of John Godfrey, who was the key figure in helping to combine the NFU pigs committee and the commercial interests of the British Pig Association, to form NPA in 1999.