The first National Pig Awards were presented at a gala industry event in London on Tuesday, November 4.
More than 270 producers and representatives from the allied industries were present for the event held at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington.
Pig World publisher John Lewis compered the event – with help from “Voice of the balls” and BBC radio 2 newsreader Alan Dedicoat.
Mick Sloyan gave a state of the industry address, and a charity auction conducted by Peter Crichton raised more than £2,500 for Farm Community Network. Chris Easey paid £620 for a tonne of VitoStart 528 donated by ForFarmers; Stewart Houston bid to £580 for a Track Day for Two donated by Boehringer Ingleheim; and Andrew Zarkos Smith paid £1,350 for tickets to see England play France at Twickenham in the final game of next year’s Six Nations.
Following dinner, former England rugby player Martin Bayfield entertained the gathering, before the prizes were handed out.
Click through the AWARD links to see the winners of the individual categories at the inaugural National Pig Awards.