A North Devon sheep farmer has been selected as vice president of the National Sheep Association (NSA).

Bryan Griffiths farms more than 300 acres alongside his wife Liz near Burrington.

Their flock comprises 900 lowland Mules and Suffolk crosses, alongside 60 finishing cattle.

Bryan was invited to the new role in recognition of the hard work and commitment he has shown to both NSA and the wider sheep industry.

This is especially important during recent years when the UK sheep sector has found itself in a time of uncertainty with concerns over future trade and changes to agricultural and environmental policy.

NSA chief executive Phil Stocker said: “Bryan has been a loyal and valued supporter of NSA for many years.

"His longstanding involvement in NSA South West Region, involvement with NSA English Committee, NSA Sheep Event and more recently as NSA Chairman has seen his enthusiasm for the UK sheep sector drive his work to make a difference and it is only right that this is recognised with his being invited to serve as one of our much appreciated NSA vice presidents.”

Bryan said: “It is an honour and privilege to be invited to become a vice president of the NSA.

"I am looking forward to continued involvement in the organisation for many years to come."