Wiltshire Limousin breeder Harry Parker has been elected Chairman of the British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS).

Harry, of Home Farm, Stourton, Warminster, joined the BLCS Council of Management as representative of the south west region in 2012. Together with his wife Jane and five daughters, he has lived on the Stourhead Estate located on the edge of Salisbury Plain for over 40 years.

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The farming enterprise comprises 750 acres; 250 of which is permanent pasture managed under the Higher-Level Stewardship scheme, with the remaining 500 down to arable farmed under the ‘Conservation Agriculture’ practice more commonly known as ‘no till’. Harry and his daughter Verity run the Stourhead Herd of pedigree Limousins numbering 50 breeding females, together with a small flock of registered Exmoor Horn sheep.

Harry said: “I am honoured and privileged to have been elected Chairman of the BLCS and am very much committed to moving the Society forward by making sure honesty, integrity and transparency are the driving forces behind all future council decisions.”

Jonathan Watson, who runs the Tweeddale prefix at Bowsden Moor, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland, is the newly elected Vice Chairman, and Glyn Vaughan, Dolcorsllwyn, Machynlleth, Powys joins the Executive Committee for the first time.