Tim Cullinan has been elected as the new president of the Irish Farmers' Association.
Mr Cullinan, who is a farmer from Tipperary, will take over from Joe Healy for a two-year term.
He secured 11,497 votes after a vote by members this evening.
He is the current national treasurer of the IFA and was voted in ahead of Munster chairman John Coughlan and livestock chairman Angus Woods.
The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed congratulated his successor who will take up the role in January.
Minister Creed said: "I look forward to working constructively with the incoming IFA leadership to address the many challenges facing Irish farmers."
Mr Cullinan said his first priority will be dealing with the beef crisis which is an issue he says "is by no means done".
Addressing IFA members at the Castleknock Hotel after his win this evening
He said: “From the outset I offered myself as a candidate for change and farmers have responded.
"I want to assure all who voted for me and those who voted for the other candidates that IFA will be fiercely on your side with only one objective, to deliver results for farmers.
“Agriculture is a mainstay of the Irish economy and one with a celebrated international reputation.
He added: "Making sure [farmers] get their fair share of income, irrespective of what that takes, will be the focus of my presidency.
"That will mean, as my campaign slogan ran, putting the fight back into farming.”
Mr Cullian's other priorities as president would be developing a general election programme with the IFA’s demands, CAP reform, the CAP budget and environmental restrictions.