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Cumbrian dairy farmer takes on deputy NFU chairman role

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Dairy farmer Ian Bowness has been confirmed as the new NFU Deputy Cumbria County Chairman – a role he’ll fulfil for a year before taking on the top job in February 2020.
Ian Bowness, 47, milks 280 Holstein Friesian cows at Threapland Lees near Aspatria. He sells his milk to Arla and keeps some Jersey cows for ‘a bit of colour’.

Ian Bowness, 47, milks 280 Holstein Friesian cows at Threapland Lees near Aspatria. He sells his milk to Arla and keeps some Jersey cows for a bit of colour.The family run business consists of three farms, covering just over 600 acres with a mix of owned and rented land.Current NFU Cumbria County Chairman David Raine of Old Parks in Kirkoswald near Penrith, has agreed to do another year for the organisation in order to assist Mr Bowness.

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