19 June 1998

Farming figures in among the medals

JOHN Godfrey, chairman of the British Pig Association, and Fiona Reynolds, a former director of the Council for the Protection of Rural England, were both awarded CBEs in the Queens Birthday Honours List.

Among other notable successes for the agricultural industry were organic farming champion Helen Browning, farmworkers leader Barry Leathwood and NFU Wales director Bill Goldsworthy, whose services were all recognised with OBEs.

John Farrant, editor of FARMERS WEEKLYS sister publication Poultry World, and Huw Thomas, regional manager with the Meat and Livestock Commission received MBEs.

The following were also honoured:

CBE:

Peter Barr, chairman, Hazlewood Foods, for services to the food industry; Michael Finnigan, lately chief executive of MAFFs Farming and Rural Conservation Agency; Adrian Phillips, for services to the countryside and environment.

OBE:

Prof Seaton Baxter, for services to Scottish Natural Heritage and the environment; David Graham, for services to the dairy industry; Christopher Irwin for services to the Timber Growers Association; Prof David Mackay, director, north region, Scottish Environment Protection Agency; Neil Massie, farmer, for services to Aberdeen Angus and Charolais livestock breeding; Sarah Ward, lately commissioner, Countryside Commission.

MBE:

John Bickerton, farm worker, for services to agriculture in Northumberland; Moira Bruce, head of pathology and pathogenesis, Institute for Animal Health, for services to understanding transmissible spongiform encephalopathies; James Cameron, cattle stockman and bull stud manager, for services to cattle breeding; John Coppin, secretary, Cornwall Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, for services to conservation; William Vellacott, farmer, for services to the Bicton Overseas Agriculture Trust.