RALEIGH – Mark Daughtry, a Clinton hog farmer and sow production manager for Prestage Farms, has been elected president of the North Carolina Pork Council’s board of directors. He was installed as president during the N.C. Pork Council’s annual conference in February, along with two new board members and a new slate of officers.
“It is a tremendous honor. I’ve been in this business for nearly thirty years and never imagined that I would become president of the N.C. Pork Council. It is the highlight of my professional career to represent our industry and I look forward to promoting the valuable contributions of the pork industry in North Carolina,” said Daughtry, an N.C. State graduate who has operated a family farm since 1989. L&M Daughtry Farm includes an 800-sow, farrow-to-wean operation and nine finishing floors.
Daughtry has been recognized nationally for his responsible environmental stewardship. He received the National Environmental Steward award from the National Pork Board in 2010 and the N.C. Pork Council’s Environmental Steward Award in 2009. He has been a member of the N.C. Pork Council board since 2011.
Other officers elected to the N.C. Pork Council’s board of directors included Brandon Warren of Clinton, who was elected vice president: Warren is a family farmer whose 6,500-acre farm includes row crops, a large herd of beef cattle, and a 3,300-sow, farrow-to-finish operation. He has served on the N.C. Pork Council board since 2010.