After a morning of meetings concentrating on the serious aspects of the agri food industry the Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association finished its quarterly meeting in December with a Christmas lunch and some very serious competition.

Enjoying the NIGTA Christmas Quiz were from left: Janet Arneill, Fiona McCord, Alison Lowhan, Alan Thompson, Amanda Keys and Caroline Donaldson. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
Enjoying the NIGTA Christmas Quiz were from left: Janet Arneill, Fiona McCord, Alison Lowhan, Alan Thompson, Amanda Keys and Caroline Donaldson. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

The Secretary, Doris Leeman arranged a photographic competition where four members photographs had been disguised with a Christmas character, but it was her competition to assess members knowledge of Text and Internet Lingo that really highlighted the age range in the organisation.

After much debate , discussion and plenty of good humour, Amanda Keys from Devenish Nutrition was declared the first prizewinner with three people tying for second place - Caroline Donaldson, Devenish Nutrition; Alan Thompson, JohnThompson and Sons Ltd and Janet Arneill , Trouw Nutrition.

A special prize which was donated by Columba O'Hare, Fotacol was won by NIGTA President, Owen Brennan.