John D Fyall
John graduated with an HND (Distinction) in agriculture at SAC in 1996. He has spent his career working in the farming industry, experiencing all sectors but with particular emphasis on livestock. Originally from East Lothian, John has worked all over Scotland before settling in the North East. John is a Fellow of both the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland and an Associate of the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Association. He is also on the board of IAAS, committees of the National Sheep Association and the Aberdeenshire Local Access Forum and has charity involvements. In November 2009 John received a FDSc with Distinction in Auctioneering and Valuation from the University of Cumbria.
John farms at Sittyton, Newmachar. A past chairman of SAYFC North Area and their representative in Brussels on the European Council of Young Farmers for 3 years, John is a competent public speaker and regularly commentates on livestock & shearing at events around Scotland.
Amongst other industry qualifications, John possesses the following-
Lead Auditor and Intermediate HACCP
FACTS and BASIS (seed seller) qualifications.
Humane Slaughter License
Practical Certificates in H&S, Manual Handling, Forklift Operation, Spraying, ATV operation and Livestock Handling
Site safety certificates
In his spare time John likes reading, rugby and gardening and will still be found in livestock marts when time allows. In his spare time John dislikes chasing sheep in the rain, dogs that misbehave and not getting everything done that day.