Thomas takes the lead in Mid-Antrim

New Chairman Thomas Moorhead and Group Manager Richard Campbell.
New Chairman Thomas Moorhead and Group Manager Richard Campbell.

We are delighted to welcome Thomas Moorhead, who farms at the foot of Slemish, as new Mid Antrim Group Chairman.

Thomas has been farming for over 35 years on the home farm, firstly with his father David and more recently with his son who is also called David. They specialise in Beef and Sheep farming and their farm was used as a Focus Farm and people were guaranteed an interesting talk on their farming practices and a good supper to follow.

Being a member of the Hill Farming committee, Thomas is concerned about commodity prices for all farmers and will be bringing these forward to the UFU meetings at Headquarters. Thomas having been through Young Farmers’ Club wants to push the social side of our meetings and we hope to organise more trips. With this in mind, we are planning a trip to the JCB Plant in England at the end of September, more details will follow.

Away from Farming Thomas likes to help with Lisnamurrican Young Farmers by aiding stock judging and setting questions for quizzes. When time allows he can be seen water skiing or going on farm visits.

We would like to thank all our members who called in for a cup of tea at the Ballymena Show, the ladies of 2nd Broughshane PW who provided the light refreshments and to our President Ian Marshall who spent time on our stand. We congratulate the work Robert Dick and his team put into running the Ballymena show.

Our next meeting for the Group Committee is organised for Tuesday 16th June 2015 at 2pm at the West Antrim Group Office to plan for the next Winter Programme.

This weekend is Open Farm Weekend and local farms are Glenballyeamon Eggs, Cushendall and Hillstown Farm, Randalstown. For more information go online at www.openfarmweekend.com