Entries Open for 2020 National Pig Awards

“Let’s let COVID-19 know it’s not going to beat an industry renowned for stepping up to the plate when faced with a crisis”. Stewart Houston, Chair of Judges

The 2020 National Pig Awards have become established as the premier event in the pig industry calendar. The awards recognise and reward excellence, foster innovation and inspire creativity and information sharing. It is the only awards exclusive to the British pig industry. The event has gone from strength to strength over the years and previous winners have set incredibly high standards for the rest of the industry to follow. We are pleased to announce that we are open for entries and nominations into the seventh edition of the National Pig Awards.

Entries are currently being accepted into the following categories

Business Awards

  • Indoor and Outdoor Producer of the Year, sponsored by ForFarmers
  • Finisher of the Year, sponsored by HIPRA
  • Herd Productivity of the Year, sponsored by Huvepharma
  • Innovation of the Year, sponsored by Ceva Animal Health
  • Marketing Initiative of the Year, sponsored by Rattlerow
  • Pedigree Breeder of the Year
  • Special Achievement of the Year Sponsored by Meadow Quality

Individual Awards

  • Stockman of the Year, sponsored by MSD Animal Health
  • Trainee of the Year, sponsored by PIC UK
  • Unit Manager of the Year, sponsored by Lanxess
  • Young Farm Vet of the Year, sponsored by Zoetis
  • Young Pig Farmer of the Year, Sponsored by, Boehringer Ingelheim

To read more about the event, the categories, judging criteria’s and importantly complete your entry or nomination, please visit our dedicated new National Pig Awards website – www.nationalpigawards.co.uk

Stewart Houston will again chair the illustrious panel of judges. “I am delighted to be doing the job again,” he said. “Last year saw the usual high standard of entries, giving us an incredibly difficult task of selecting the very worthy winners. It is always a pleasure to recognise this talent and drive, particularly so when it comes to the young people making a name for themselves in this industry.”

Pig World publisher Simon Lewis said “We have been determined to push ahead, despite all uncertainty, to ensure the industry gets its big night and that the industry champions setting the high standards for others to follow are duly rewarded. So, don’t hesitate, if you think, you’ve got what it takes, get your entry in! “Of course, safety will always be the priority – we will follow the advice as it changes and ensures all contingencies are covered.”

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Submit your entry or nomination on www.nationalpigawards.co.uk by Friday 26 June.