Adam Quinney takes on Stuart Roberts' AHDB role

Adam Quinney has taken on Stuart Roberts' responsibilities as chairman of the beef & lamb sector group at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) with immediate effect, after the latter stepped down in August.

AHDB chairman Peter Kendall said: “Adam shares my passion and ambition for UK agriculture. His knowledge of the whole industry will be invaluable to us as we look to deliver greater value for levy payers. Adam’s expertise in the beef and lamb sector is especially important in these volatile markets. I look forward to working with him.”

Quinney, now an AHDB board member, served as a sector board member for AHDB Beef & Lamb (then EBLEX) between 2010 and 2012. He has held a number of other prominent positions in the industry such as a member of the National Farmers' Union (NFU) National Livestock Committee, chairman of the NFU West Midland Livestock Forum, and NFU vice president.

He is a trustee of the Studley College Trust and was the first English Asda beef scholar. His farm at Sambourne, near Redditch, Worcestershire, comprises sheep, a beef suckler unit and a beef finishing unit.

Roberts quit his post in protest over government interference into the way levy money paid to AHDB by farmers and processors was being spent. He said he felt strongly this should be determined by the levy payers.

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