Roger was born in Barnsley, living on the family farm at Worsborough Dale until he was 15.

He moved to Cannon Hall Farm after the family farm was compulsorily purchased.

He was the youngest of five children and his destiny was always to farm. He married Cynthia in 1965 and has three sons and four grandchildren.

He left school at 16 to take over the family farm following the death of his father.

He was a keen sportsman as a young man and very much enjoys watching football and cricket.

He’s happiest when working with his animals and even at 76, he’s still one of the first out in the morning and the last in at night. He has no plans to retire.