The annual Bpex-sponsored award, which has been running since 1960, is given to somebody who has made an important and sustained contribution to the pig industry.
Previous winners have come from all parts of the industry including producers, processors, academics and the allied industry. They include Richard Longthorp, who is now chairman of the NPA. “When I won I was firmly of the opinion there were others out there more deserving than me. So it is clearly down to their contemporaries in the industry to recognise what those individuals might not recognise themselves and nominate them," he said.
Bpex director Mick Sloyan added: “I would encourage everybody in the industry to think about who they would nominate as there are so many excellent candidates out there.
“It is the industry’s most prestigious award and in the past has always gone to a very deserving recipient, even though the winners sometimes didn’t think so as they were often quite modest about their achievements.”
The nomination form is available to complete online by clicking the link or pasting it into your browser (http://www.bpex.org.uk/news/david-black/nomination.aspx) or hard copies can be obtained by contacting Clancy Smith at Bpex on 02476 478792.