Peter Alexander from Clough, Co Antrim, was elected president of the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) at the organisation’s AGM on Saturday.

Alexander held the position of YFCU deputy president for the past two years and takes over from Zita McNaugher as YFCU president.

He is a member of Glarryford YFC and works full-time as an aeronautical engineer in Belfast. He has two poultry houses on his home farm.

The AGM, which was held online due to COVID-19 restrictions, saw Stuart Mills elected YFCU deputy president. The Moneymore YFC member was running against Andrew Patton from Newtownards YFC and Hannah Kirkpatrick from Kilraughts YFC.

There are four positions available as vice president and eight candidates were on the ballot at this year’s AGM. In the end, Hannah Kirkpatrick, Lynne Montomgery from City of Derry YFC, Richard Beattie from Finvoy YFC and Adam Alexander from Kilrea YFC were successful.