Meat industry award recognises high achievers

The Royal Smithfield Club is calling for nominations for its Bicentary Trophy 2014, which celebrates excellence in the meat industry.

Won last year by The Nuffield Farming Scholarships, the award is open to any person or company within the British meat and livestock industry. Previous winners include the Prince of Wales, agriculture and animal breeding specialist Professor Geoff Simm, and Richard Cracknell, vice chairman of ABP, among others.

“Who do you know who has really made a difference in the British meat industry?” said Geoffrey Burgess, secretary at the Royal Smithfield Club. “With the sector facing all sorts of contradictory signals - higher prices but falling number of producers; increasing demand but falling British supply - now is the time to recognise and publicise real achievement from our industry.”

The Royal Smithfield Club was established in 1798 and is one of the meat industry’s oldest institutions. It aims to improve and promote the breeding of cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and other livestock.

For a copy of the nomination form email: Entries must be submitted by 1 August 2014.

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