Eric Freeman and Robin Otter
Eric is a Gloucestershire farmer, broadcaster and raconteur who breeds Gloucester cattle, Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs, Cotswold sheep, heavy horses, poultry and waterfowl and grows local varieties of apples and pears. He also promotes and encourages the preservation of agricultural heritage by supporting traditional methods of farming and the conservation of rare and native breeds of livestock.
Eric is a founding member of the Gloucester Cattle society, serving as its President and longest serving council member, retiring in 2009. He was also a founder member of the Gloucestershire Old Spots Breeders Club and one of the earliest members of RBST.
Robin spent 20 years on the council of the Three Counties Agricultural Society and was a council member of the RBST during the innovative years of the 1970s and 1990s. He is a founding member of the Gloucester Cattle Society and served as its first President before spending nearly 25 years on the Council. He is a life member of the RBST and his fervour and steadfast contribution to the conservation of rare breeds have been noteworthy.