Pilgrim’s UK appoints Barney Kay as new agriculture director

Pilgrim’s UK appoints Barney Kay as new agriculture director

Pilgrim’s UK has announced that Barney Kay, who is currently head of agriculture at Sainsbury’s, will be joining its team.

Source: Pilgrim’s UK. New agriculture director for Pilgrim’s UK Barney Kay.

Kay previously worked in a similar role for Tesco as well as spending time in operational roles at Pilgrim’s UK’s sister company Moy Park. He began his career as a farm manager and also served as general manager for the National Pig Association (NPA) from 2005-2011 and as a regional director for the NFU.

Developing relationships with farmers and customers

Pilgrim’s UK chief executive Andrew Cracknell said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming someone of Barney’s calibre to the business and know that his unique experience will help us to further develop our agricultural operations and deepen our relationships with farmers and customers, while continuing to ensure that we have the highest welfare standards and the best quality products, produced in the most sustainable way.”

“I can’t wait to get started”

Barney Kay, Pilgrim’s UK’s new agriculture director said: “This is an incredibly important time for British farming as we manage the UK’s transition to new trading relations while seeking to strengthen our position as producing the best quality and most sustainable products in the world. Pilgrim’s UK has established a unique approach to working with farmers which has helped establish its well-deserved reputation as the leading high welfare producer globally and it is going further and faster than anyone else in the industry in committing to net zero by 2030. I can’t wait to get started and help take Pilgrim’s agricultural operations even further.”

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