EBLEX appointment

Netta de la Cour, has been appointed as EBLEX's new Beef Better Returns project manager.

The 31-year-old farmer's daughter from Norfolk helped organise Smithfield 2004 and has showed cattle at various events around the country.

Based initially in Newmarket, she will be working with EBLEX industry development manager Chris Lloyd and other technical members of the EBLEX team to organise and co-ordinate a comprehensive programme of free events for English beef producers.

These will be delivered with supporting EBLEX beef technical publications as part of the three-year Defra-funded Beef Better Returns Programme.