Esther Rudge

NFU Livestock Board appointee, Midlands

Esther is a fourth generation farmer, farming in partnership with her husband and son in Herefordshire.

She farms beef sucklers, sheep, arable and fruit and also has renewable energy, a firewood business and glamping on the farm. She has a strong interest in technology, having worked in IT as both a teacher and consultant.

Esther also has a strong interest in the environment, winning the Farmers Weekly Environmental Champion in 2020, winning the Wye Valley AONB farm of the year on 3 occasions, and is a previous winner of the Hereford Cattle Society national suckler herd of the year and Three Counties Mixed Farm of the Year.

Esther and her family won the 2020 Mixed Farmer of the Year at the Farmers Weekly Awards.