New minister on show

Good to see the new agriculture minister for Northern Ireland, Michelle O’Neill, getting out and about.

Her predecessor Michelle Gildernew endeared herself to the farming industry and the press alike by regularly attending shows and events – and then supplying high quality, digital photos to prove it.

Hardly a day would go by without some picture being emailed to the Farmers Weekly/Poultry World offices of Mrs Gildernew holding a chicken, eating some cheese or driving a tractor.

And the new minister seems destined to follow in those footsteps. Already , we are building up quite a library of Michelle O’Neill shots in a variety of agricultural poses.

Here she is with Hugh Thompson, head poultry steward at the Ballymena Show, with his award winning Large Buff Orpington – a very fine-looking bird (of the feathered varietyBallymena Show  (2) (2).JPG).