BPEX trainee award finalists named

Three candidates have been shortlisted for the BPEX Trainee of the Year Award 2013, sponsored by Zoetis and Pig World.

James O’Callaghan of WM Rigby & Son, Nottinghamshire; Mike Davies of LKL Farming, East Yorkshire; and Tony Wright of Shedden Farms, North Yorkshire, all impressed the judges at interview, where they were asked to demonstrate how training is benefiting both their career and livestock performance on their unit.

“The judges enjoyed meeting all six nominees for the award, who made a really strong group of candidates,” BPEX skills manager Samantha Bowsher said. “They are a tribute to the hard work, enthusiasm and professionalism that runs throughout the pig industry.”

The overall winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on November 5 at the House of Commons, where they will receive a cash prize, a training grant and an engraved trophy.

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