RESPECTED economist Bob Bansback, a director of the Meat and Livestock Commission since 1982, has received an OBE in the Queen‘s Birthday Honours List.

The Reverend Canon Sally Fogden, the vicar who as agricultural chaplain helped farmers whose livelihoods were damaged by swine fever and foot and mouth disease, has been awarded an MBE.

Bill Madders, council member of the National Farmers Union, has also been awarded an MBE, for his services to dairy farming.

Other people on the Queen‘s Birthday Honours List:

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George Lawrence Hastings Alderson. Chair of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and Trustee of Rare Breeds International. For services to conservation.

Dr Judy Anne MacArthur Clark. Chair of the Farm Animal Welfare Council. For services to animal welfare.

Professor John William Wilesmith. Head of the Epidemiology Department, Veterinary Laboratories Agency.

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Robert John Bansback. Director of corporate strategy at the Meat and Livestock Commission. For services to the meat and livestock industry.

Dr Robert Adrian Brown. For services to nature conservation in Northern Ireland.

Peter David Burton. Chair of the Trustees of Wood Green Animal Shelters. For services to the welfare of animals.

Professor Caroline Dean. Associate Research Director, John Innes Centre, Norwich. For services to Plant Sciences.

Dr Victoria Edwards. Lately board member of the Countryside Agency. For services to the environment.

John Roy Trustram Eve. For services to the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, Thames Valley Crime Stoppers and to other charities.

Professor John Good. Chair of the Forestry Commission Wales Advisory Committee. For services to the environment.

Dr Kevin Howard Hawkins. Director-General of the British Retail Consortium. For services to the food industry.

Andrew Dudley Hayward. Divisional Veterinary Manager of the State Veterinary Service, Carlisle.

Peter Charles Jinman. Veterinary surgeon and member of the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee. For services to the veterinary profession.

Professor Alexander Mackenzie Johnston. Member of the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food. Professor of Veterinary Public Health and Head of the Animal and Public Health Division at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. For services to food safety.

Patrick Leader Leonard. Member of the Sussex Downs Conservation Board. For services to the environment.

Dr Timothy Clive Marrs. Chief Toxicologist, Food Standards Agency.

Mrs Susanne Prince. Member of the Peak District Farm Holidays Association. For services to tourism and farming in the east and west Midlands.

Andrew Owen Earle Raven. Non-executive director of the Forestry Commission. For services to the environment.

Dr Desmond Anthony Rice. Veterinary surgeon and nutritionist. For services to the Agri-food industry in Northern Ireland.

Vidya Dhar Verma. Head of the Animal Health and Welfare Directorate General, Finance unit, Depart of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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David Archer. Assistant National Park officer, Snowdonia National Park Authority. For services to the environment in Wales.

David Laurence Brown. Support Grade, Wildlife Unit, Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Miss Anna Mary Clyde. For services to the community and rural economy in Northern Ireland.

Dr Jack Dunnett. Potato breeder. For services to the potato industry in Scotland.

The Reverend Canon Sally Fogden. For services to rural affairs in East Anglia.

Miss Alwena Griffith. Executive officer at the Caernarfon Animal Health Divisional Office, Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Mrs Janet Harrigan. For services to the protection of swans and other river birds in Worcestershire.

Bernard Bromley Harris. Managing director of Wynnstay Farmers. For services to Welsh agricultural business and to young people in Meifod, Powys.

Stanley David Hitt. For services to horticulture in Bath.

John Alexander (Rex) Humphrey. Farmer. For services to organic farming in Northern Ireland.

George Peter Irwin. Joiner, Environment and Heritage Service, Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland.

William Woodhouse Madders. Council member, National Farmers Union. For services to dairy farming.

Donald Derek Barry Harold Munns. Pollution officer. For services to the environment in the UK and Europe.

Mrs Mary Payne. Gardening consultant and lecturer. For services to horticulture in the South West.

Ian Ripley. Regional finance manager, Anglian region, Environment Agency. For services to the environment.

Graham David Scholey. Conservation team leader. For services to the environment.

Dr John Clifford Sheldon. For services to biodiversity in Scotland.

Mrs Lorna Margaret Tyson. Director of Business and Enterprise, Myerscough College, Preston. For services to rural enterprise in the North West.

Michael Brian Williams. Commons warden, Clinton Devon Estates. For services to the environment in Devon.