Christine Walsh appointed managing director of MLCSL

Christine Walsh appointed managing director of MLCSL

Christine Walsh has been appointed managing director of Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Ltd (MLCSL), the commercially trading wholly-owned subsidiary of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), with effect from 1st February 2016.

Christine Walsh.

Christine Walsh, the new MD of MLCSL.

The business is best known for the independent carcase classification and dressing inspection service it provides to red meat abattoirs across the UK, against which beef, sheep and pig producers are paid deadweight for their stock.

MLCSL inspectors classify around 90% of total British slaughtering of cattle, 85% of pigs and 90% of sheep sold deadweight.

Walsh, whose previous roles included supply chain and business development manager at AHDB Beef and Lamb, said: “My task is to enable the business to increase sales and to improve operational cost-efficiency, whilst developing staff to capitalise on opportunities now and in the future, as our marketplace changes and adopts new technologies.”

MLCSL interim chairman, Ian Black, said: “The Board is delighted to have someone of Christine’s calibre and sector knowledge leading a highly committed team. This business is operating in a very challenging environment with the focus on delivering an excellent service to the abattoirs and accurate and reliable information to the producer in a cost effective manner which ensures a profitable business able to invest in future innovation and improvement.”

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