SUE Martyn, of Hornacott Barton Farm, pictured above, has been appointed President of the Border Leicester Sheep Society following previous marketing and convenor roles within the council.
Based in Cornwall and having dedicated 34 years to the breed, Sue currently has 25 Border Leicester ewes, which she breeds to sell shearling rams. She has a strong commercial history with the breed, with the 350-acre mixed livestock farm she used to run with her husband still worked by the family.
Sue is the second woman in the society’s 125-year history to take the helm, and highlights its focus to develop and encourage a more diverse board.
During its AGM, it was also announced that Richard Evans would take on the role of Vice President, the second person from Wales to hold the position. Along with his father, Richard runs the Halton flock, which is the oldest flock in Wales.
The society further revealed a significant increase in membership to 220, strong attendance at its recent National Show, and greater awareness through an investment in PR and marketing, including a new website.