Two new appointments at Smithfield Club

Surrey farmer Robert Stovold is the new President of the Royal Smithfield Club while John Campbell of Alnwick, Northumberland is appointed Club chairman for the next two years.

A total of 14,000 visited the Royal Smithfield Christmas Fair, Shepton Mallet, Somerset over two days with the Supreme Champion beast, a heifer, selling for 15,000 for breeding.

Surrey farmer Robert Stovold is the new President of the Royal Smithfield Club while John Campbell of Alnwick, Northumberland is appointed Club chairman for the next two years.

A breeder of high quality cattle, sheep and pigs and a Club member for 58 years Mr Stovold has served on the Club's Council since 1975 and was elected a Vice President of the Club in 1987. He takes over from Yorkshire butcher, abattoir owner and farmer Brian Glaves.

Campbell runs a mixed farm with beef, sheep and cereals; he breeds pedigree Charolais cattle and Texel and Suffolk sheep and is a producer of prime lambs.

"I am delighted to follow Neil Gourlay as Chairman of the Royal Smithfield Club," he said. "Neil has ably guided the Club through some difficult times and I am pleased to be able to have his support as my deputy for 2009. Each new year brings new challenges for the industry and I am confident that the Smithfield team will meet these challenges and the Club will continue to fulfil its role within the agri-business and meat trade sectors for many years to come."

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