The winner of the NSA George Hedley Memorial Award has been named as Chris Lloyd.
The National Sheep Association has announced the 2016 winner of the highly regarded George Hedley Memorial Award, for outstanding contribution to the sheep sector, as Chris Lloyd of AHDB Beef and Lamb.
With a career spanning three decades, Mr Lloyd was chosen for the work he has delivered on behalf of the UK sheep sector, particularly the successful knowledge transfer initiative known as the Better Returns Programme.
Samuel Wharry, NSA Chairman, felt Mr Lloyd more than fits the bill.
He said: “Thanks to Chris’ instrumental input, the industry now benefits from a world-leading knowledge exchange platform. Its success is largely down to his ability to communicate with sheep farmers and an enthusiasm and drive which will leave a legacy for years to come.”
On being named the winner of the award, Mr Lloyd said: “Having been involved with NSA throughout my career, I appreciate the history and prestige the George Hedley award has in the sheep industry. It is an honour to join the list of special individuals recognised, many of whom I have had the privilege to work with while I made my own contribution to this fantastic industry.”