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Meurig gains top award

top awardTHE Pembroke County branch of the National Farmers Union has confirmed that it has nominated one of it’s members, Meurig Raymond, for President of the Union for England and Wales.

Deputy President for the past eight years, he aims to succeed Peter Kendall, who has held office since 2006, at the national NFU Conference which takes place at the ICC in Birmingham city centre on 25 and 26 February. There are other nominations for the vacant post.

Meurig farms extensively in the north of the county in a family partnership that includes dairy and beef cattle, store lambs, combinable crops and potatoes.

Last month he beat off 10 other challengers at the Farm Business Food & Farming Industry Awards to scoop the prestigious prize of “Farming Personality of the Year, 2013” during a ceremony at the House of Commons.

Naturally thrilled he said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been selected for this award. However, I would like to pay tribute to everyone who was nominated for the category as we are all playing an important role supporting agriculture”.