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National Pig Awards nominations are open

11th Jun 2018 / By Alistair Driver

The 2018 National Pig Awards are open for entries, with two brand new categories added to the list this year.

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For the first time, there wil be a Special Achievement award, recognising, for example, significant reductions in antibiotic usage and energy or a significant improvement in environmental impact.

There is also a new Young Vet of the Year recognising the importance of the relationship between vet and pig producer and also the importance of attracting graduate vets to the industry. Organised by Pig World and now in their fifth year, there are 12 categories in total for judges to deliberate over.

You can see a summary of all of the categories in this year's awards here 

Cash prizes are again up for grabs: £2,500 for the Producer of the Year and £500 each for Stockman, Young Pig Farmer and Trainee of the Year

Entries can be submitted at

The entry deadline is Friday, June 29, 2018.

For further information, contact Elle at or call 01883 777026.

Organised by Pig World and now in their fifth year, the awards will be presented at a ceremony in London on November 19.

NPA chief executive Zoe Davies said: “The UK pig industry should be rightly proud of the magnificent job it does. That is why we really value these awards, which recognise the achievements of those, often unsung heroes, who work so hard to provide such fantastic pork.”