New head of DairyCo

Published 20 April 11

Duncan Pullar

Dr Duncan Pullar has been appointed Director of DairyCo, a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), following a five month spell acting as the interim director of that division.

Tom Taylor, Chief Executive of AHDB said: "Duncan has extensive technical knowledge of the beef and dairy sectors; he is respected by the industry and has proved himself as a capable team leader and as an important member of the AHDB Senior Executive Team." 

Tim Bennett, chairman of the DairyCo Board said: "I am really delighted Duncan has come on board and I look forward to continuing to work with him to add value to our levy payers."

Dr Pullar has more than over 20 years experience in livestock research and knowledge transfer. He has a BSc from Nottingham, a PhD from Reading and an MBA from the Open University. He worked for ADAS High Mowthorpe for 10 years before joining the former Meat and Livestock Commission in 1998 (which was merged into AHDB in 2008). He believes that taking good science into good farm practice is vital for the continued economic sustainability of our livestock industry.