John Farrant, editor of Reed Business Information’s Poultry World, has retired after 36 years in journalism.
Originally a poultry farmer, Farrant spent his entire journalistic career at Poultry World, which he joined at the age of 29. He had been editor of the monthly magazine for the past 33 years.
Farrant’s work has been recognised with a string of industry awards. In 1999, he received an MBE for services to the poultry industry.
More than 60 people attended Farrant’s retirement party, where he received presents from colleagues and the publishing company.
RBI chief executive Keith Jones said: “This has been an exceptional career commitment to the magazine. I’ve been here for 25 years, but John makes me feel like a newcomer.”
Poultry World’s new editor is Graham Cruickshank, who has been deputy editor for the past six years.
Farrant said he planned to spend more time riding his two horses with his wife, Anne. But, still a journalist at heart, he will continue to cover some major events in the poultry calendar.
He said: “I’ve had a very happy 36 years and I’m looking forward to a new phase in my