Brendan Reilly of Drummonds takes over as President of the Irish Seed Trade Association

Brendan Reilly President

Brendan Reilly was recently appointed as the new President of the Irish Seed Trade Association (ISTA). Brendan will serve a two-year term as ISTA President, and takes over from Phil Meaney of Glanbia.

Brendan is manager of the seed assembley and processing business with Drummonds, based in their Drogheda site. He is passionate about certified seed and a demand for Irish tillage crops. Brendan also serves as part of Tillage Industry Ireland. 

The Irish Seed Trade Association (ISTA) represents multipliers, producers and distributors of certified seed in Ireland and its role is to promote the use of certified seed in tillage, forage and grassland crops. This is to ensure the best varieties of seed are made available to Irish farmers.

During his term as President of ISTA, Brendan is keen to represent, inform and lobby on behalf of ISTA members about seed related issues, and to promote the use and benefits of certified seed.

Outgoing President Phil Meaney will serve as one of two Vice-Presidents, along with the incoming Vice-President Tim O'Donovan, technical director at Seed Technology Ltd, based in Waterford.