The Institute of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) has celebrated the work of Hugh Crabtree with an Award of Merit marking his achievements in precision livestock farming.
Mr Crabtree was presented with the award by Steve Constable, president of IAgrE at a special ceremony held at Amazone in Doncaster. The citation said: “Hugh has always been keen to drive innovation and has led three UK Research and Innovation-funded collaborative R&D projects and is active in the field of precision livestock farming and the application of information and communication technology (ICT) in agriculture.”
Mr Crabtree is an authority on ventilation systems for pig production and helped to establish Farmex. He was the founding Allied Industries Group chairman of the National Pig Association and he is vice chairman and a board member of the NPA. He is a member of the AHDB Pork Sector Council and a director of Suffolk software company, Dicam Technology Ltd, which supplies programs for controls and ‘real-time’ monitoring systems for a variety of agricultural applications.
IAgrE CEO, Charlie Nicklin, said: “There is little doubt that Hugh has had a distinguished and influential career in agricultural engineering and his association with the IAgrE has been of substantial benefit to the institution.”