FOLLOWING Ulster Wool’s call for nominations for a Member of the Board to represent wool producers in Northern Ireland, Brendan Kelly has been returned unopposed as board member.
Mr Kelly, who farms in Randalstown, County Antrim, was first elected onto the board in 2018 and the new three year term of office begins on April 1, 2021.
He said: “I am delighted to continue to represent the sheep farmers of Northern Ireland on the board and I will work tirelessly to raise the profile of Ulster Wool to help return a better price for our wool through this difficult time.”
He continued: “It has been a challenging 12 months and the continued support of wool producers is vital to ensure that we emerge stronger from the current situation. I therefore encourage producers to stick with us and send in their 2020 clip if it is still on farm.”
As well as being an active member of the UFU’s Beef and Lamb Committee, Brendan is also a member of the BISCA executive committee and a senior shearing judge as well as an advance shearer in his own right.
Farming in partnership with his two brothers, Brendan runs about 950 breeding ewes, including Mules and Romney, as well as 90 suckler cows on over 600 acres of grazing land.