Eddie Hegarty to chair British Goose Producers

A Norfolk farmer has been elected the new chairman of British Goose Producers, replacing retiring chair Judy Goodman.

Eddie Hegarty, a partner in gosling hatchery Norfolk Geese, took over from Goodman at the group’s recent annual meeting, hosted by the Goodman family at their Great Witley farm near Worcester.

Goodman had been chairman for the past four years and played a prominent role in the group’s activities for more than 10 years, British Goose Producers (BGP) said.

Former vice-chairman Hegarty added that Goodman had been a “tremendous tower of strength”, who had worked tirelessly to promote the goose sector and to make its voice heard at the British Poultry Council.

The new vice-chairman is John Franklin, a BGP council member, who rears geese and free-range poultry at Thorncote Green, Sandy, Bedfordshire.

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