Anne farms in partnership with husband Gordon and son Philip at Waddeton, Brixham, and their Waddeton herd of pedigree South Devons is well known across the country. At the AGM where members elected her to the presidency she said she felt humbled and honoured to be the third member of her family to take on this prestigious honour.

She urged members to remind themselves to promote the breed for its shape, size, docility and milking ability, and to adhere to breed description as closely as possible. She also encouraged potential purchasers at the following day’s Spring Show & Sale to buy well, and to remember that the sale of 10 steers easily paid for a good bull.