Stephen Arthur has been elected the next IFA dairy committee chair.

Arthur has been acting chair since Tom Phelan left the role to take up a position on the Glanbia board.

Arthur farms in Wicklow and is a former chair of the fresh milk producers committee.

Alan Jagoe, Cork dairy farmer and Agri Aware chair, also went for the position of dairy chair.

The IFA’s livestock committee also voted this Friday for a new vice-chair.

Declan Hanrahan was re-elected vice-chair of the livestock committee. He was elected last August and was up for re-election. He’s a beef and suckler farmer from Co Laois.