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David Black Award moves to National Pig Awards

10th May 2019 / By Alistair Driver

The David Black Award will be presented at the National Pig Awards for the first time in November.

Mick Sloyan David BlackThe prestigious award, named after the East Anglian farmer who instigated it in 1960, has traditionally been presented to a gathering of politicians and industry officials at a breakfast event in the House of Lords.However, AHDB, which runs the award, won by Mick Sloyan last year, said it was keen to see the ceremony played out in front of a larger pig industry audience.

AHDB pork strategy director Angela Christison said: “The move to include the award in the National Pig Awards means winners and their achievements will be celebrated by a greater number of attendees and so it is hoped will inspire even more to pioneer success within the industry.”

Pig World publisher Simon Lewis said: “This important addition to the programme will further strengthen the awards, reinforcing the night as one of the most important in the pig industry calendar.”

The 2019 National Pig Awards are now open for entries. Click here for more details. 

The NPA Chris Brant Award, won last year by Rita Wells who was honoured for her ‘sustained and unsung’ work with pigs and with Ladies in Pigs, will also be presented on the night.