I see Mayo man Michael Biggins has been elected the new chair of the IFA’s rural development committee. The suckler farmer from Glencorrib will take up his new role at the IFA AGM next Monday, 27 January.

Biggins is an IFA veteran of 20 years, having served as Mayo county chair, vice-chair of the livestock committee, the chair of south Mayo LEADER and other community groups. He takes over the rural development reins from Joe Brady.