Nominations open for this year’s David Black Award

Nominations close this month for the David Black Award, which will, for the first time, be presented at the National Pig Awards in November.

The prestigious award, named after the East Anglian farmer who instigated it in 1960, has been presented annually since then to important figures who have helped shaped the UK pig industry over the past six decades. Last year, the award went to Mick Sloyan in recognition of the enormous contribution he made to the pig industry during a career lasting 40 years.

The award has traditionally been presented to a gathering of politicians and industry officials at a special breakfast event in the House of Lords.

AHDB pork strategy director Angela Christison said: “We are delighted that this award will be presented at the National Pig Awards in November as it will mean the winner is honoured and celebrated by a much larger audience.

“The award will be presented in front of a crowd of almost a thousand people, many of whom will have directly benefited from the winner’s influence.”

Pig World publisher Simon Lewis said: “We are delighted that the David Black Award, which has been won in the past by some of the most influential figures the pig industry has seen, will be presented at the National Pig Awards this year.”

Submit your nomination by email to [email protected]. The closing date for nominations is Friday, August 30.

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