1st January 2011: Leading farmers take the helm at Royal Smithfield Club

A brace of leading farmers from the south east of England have taken up the leading roles of the Royal Smithfield Club, with Faversham, Kent-based John Coultrip honoured as the Club’s president and Surrey farmer Angus Stovold elected the Club’s chairman.

Mr Coultrip, a past chairman of the Club and regular sheep exhibitor in the Club’s primestock competitions, runs a mixed sheep, beef and arable farm at Eastling, Faversham, and is a past president of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society.

His farm carries a 50-cow pedigree Aberdeen-Angus herd and a 400-ewe Romney and crossbred sheep flock.

Mr Stovold, meanwhile, manages his family’s mixed farming unit at Shackleford, Guildford, where enterprises include a 200-cow Aberdeen-Angus herd along with a small herd of Saddleback pigs and an integrated arable enterprise.

A current council member of the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society Mr Stovold is the Society’s current senior vice president and is also an active member of the NFU.