Nominations sought for pig award

Bpex is looking for nominations for this year’s prestigious David Black Award.

The David Black award celebrates a “pig industry hero” and their dedication and contribution to the pig industry. The annual award has been running since 1960 and has previously been won by producers, processors, academics and the allied industry. Last year’s winner was vet and public speaker Peter Brown, who worked as a consultant to one of the major breeding firms.

Bpex director Mick Sloyan, who chairs the panel of judges, said: “Despite the number of people who have won the award, there are still many out there who deserve it.

“I would encourage everybody in the industry to think about who they could nominate, as there are so many excellent candidates.

“This award is important, not only to the industry, but also to the recipients, because it is awarded by their peers – people who themselves work in the industry and know the contribution the winners have made.”

The award will be presented at an industry breakfast held in the House of Lords on Tuesday, 4 November 2014. Nominations for the award should be made before 29 August, at: http://www.bpex.org.uk/news/david-black/nomination.aspx.

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