Ros TurnerNFU Livestock Board member, East Midlands
Ros is an eighth generation sheep farmer. She manages 300 breeding ewes – Scotch Mules and home-bred Texel X Scotch Mule ewes – and is part of a boxed lamb scheme called Burgin Lodge Lamb.
The farm also sells Christmas trees, and does grass and fodder crop sales from its 65 hectares. Ros is keen on marketing and promotion and has some board experience of that from her time as an AHDB Beef and Lamb board member between 2013 and 2019.
She took over the business when her father retired in 2005 but has been helping to farm it for over 30 years.
“I’m pleased to represent East Midlands livestock farmers. It is a unique area with the range of farming systems and landscapes encompassing the Lincolnshire Fens to the uplands of the Derbyshire Peak District. I am keen to ensure a future profitable industry for all farmers in the area and promoting a sustainable future.”