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ALLIED INDUSTRY GROUP CANDIDATES AND THEIR manifestos

CANDIDATES

Simon Davies

Hugh Crabtree

Oli Bown

Peter Bryant

Paul Toplis

Craig Saunders

Lydia-Jane Harrison

Laura Hancox

Andrew Zarkos-Smith

Paul Hutton

Bob Dixon

Alistair Cross

Gemma Thwaites

Michelle Sprent

Neil Spreckley

Jen Waters


Election timetable

January 22 2018 On-line voting opens.

February 5 2018 Postal ballot for members who have not voted on-line.

February 23
2018 Polls close.

March 2018 Results published on-line and in Pig World.

Allied industry manifestos

GemmaGEMMA THWAITES
Garth Pig Practice

I qualified from Liverpool University in 2007, developing an interest in the pig industry shortly afterwards while working in mixed practice in Yorkshire. I chose to specialise in pigs, joining Garth Partnership and subsequently becoming a partner in the business.

A critical part of my role, should I be successful in securing a place on the Allied Industry Group committee, would be to support the industry in any way I could.

Having a day-to-day knowledge of the health and welfare issues in pig production, allied to my wider understanding of the political drives and concerns, put me in a strong position to provide a veterinary and health input to the committee.

Within my own business we work with a significant sector of the United Kingdom pig industry and as such have access to a wide variety of production types but also work throughout the entire supply chain. The key challenges we face as an industry, and in particular antimicrobial resistance and the zinc oxide ban, form a huge part of my work and put me in a strong position to provide advice and guidance to industry and be part of the wider debate. I have a particular interest in improving health and performance by disease eradication or by control via coordinated pig movements.

It's an exciting industry we work in, full of dedicated hard-working people and I would be privileged to be a part of the fantastic work that NPA does in keeping it that way.


ELECTION TIMETABLE
January 22, 2018: On-line voting opens
Early February 2018: Candidates published in Pig World
February 5, 2018: Postal ballot for members who have not already voted on-line
February 23, 2018: Polls close
March 2018: Results published on-line and in Pig World

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