Dr Duncan Pullar who will take up his post as British Alpaca Society Chief Executive on July 9.
Duncan was raised on a dairy farm in Kent for 18 years before doing a BSc at Nottingham concentrating on Animal Science. In the holidays he gained experience on farms away from home including those producing fruit, hops and poultry. After a year with a chicken breeding company, where he realised he was not too fond of chickens on a one-to-20,000 basis, he took on a PhD at Reading University examining aspects of sheep fertility.
From Reading, Duncan moved to Yorkshire to work on suckler beef production at ADAS High Mowthorpe where he developed interests in feeding and breeding beef cattle. After 10 years in ADAS he moved to the Meat and Livestock Commission to manage its Beef Research portfolio. As MLC changed to EBLEX and then AHDB, Duncan moved on to manage EBLEX research and later became Director of DairyCo. For the last two years, Duncan was Technical manager with Stabiliser Cattle.
AGM HOTS UP
The British Alpaca Society AGM – 2018.
The British Alpaca Society AGM was held on Sunday 24 June on a boiling hot day clashing with a rather exciting World Cup football match.
Only 44 members turned up, below the requirement for a quorum. Seven members joined the AGM by telephone so that the meeting was then quorate.
The five resolutions were all passed and Ken Freivokh, Doug Steen, Neil Payne and Nick Harrington-Smith were all elected to serve on the BAS Board.