The 2018 National Pig Awards are open for entries and time is running out to get your entry in. Now in their fifth year, there are 12 categories for judges to deliberate over, ahead of the awards ceremony in London on November 19. Cash prizes are up for grabs, too: £2,500 for the Producer of the Year and £500 each for Stockman, Young Pig Farmer and Trainee of the Year.
This year, there are two new awards, Young Vet of the Year and the Special Achievement Award.
For the Young Vet of the Year category, the award recognises the relationship between vet and pig producer has never been more crucial, and this new award will recognise vets’ often unheralded contribution, while emphasising the importance of attracting graduate vets to the industry. To qualify, the vet must be under 40 and have been qualified for fewer than 10 years.
In the Special Achievement category, examples of achievements the judges are looking for in this new award include significant reductions in antibiotic usage and energy or a significant improvement in environmental impact. To qualify, the achievement must have been accomplished between January 2017 and May 2018.
In each category, people are able to nominate suitable candidates. Entries can be submitted at www.nationalpigawards.co.uk. The entry deadline is Friday, June 29, 2018. For further information, contact Elle at [email protected] or call 01883 777026.
For further details of all the categories, click HERE.