Richard has been the NFU Livestock Board chairman since March 2018 and has been the NFU North East livestock board chairman for 4 years. He farms a mixed holding in Westerdale in the North York Moors National Park with 1000 acres of moorland in a HLS agreement. The farm is stocked with mainly Easycare ewes, a pedigree flock of Beltex and cattle grazed under a business arrangement with a lowland farm to make best use of cereals and straw. He is a Director of the “7 Hill Farmers Ltd” producer/marketing group, aiming to supply branded hill lamb into a premium market with large retailers.
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