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Who were the winners at the Antibiotic Guardian Awards?

1st Jul 2019 / By Alistair Driver

A number of well-known industry companies were recognised for their efforts at the 2019 Antibiotic Guardian awards. 

Antibiotic GuardianThe winner of the Animal Health, Agricultural and Food Supply Award was Kite Consulting. Its winning project, the Antibiotic Monitoring and Reduction Programme, a cross industry project to drive down antibiotic usage in dairy cattle in the UK, was selected by a panel of judges from a shortlist of six entries.

In the same category, feed company ForFarmers was highly commended and Pruex Ltd was commended.

Steven Read, ForFarmers' COO said: "We’re absolutely delighted to have been ‘highly commended’, for our work in the important role livestock nutrition can plan in this global challenge.

"Our progress so far comes down to our ability to leverage our international experience, in particular learning from the Netherlands which has already seen major changes to legislation around in-feed medication. We’ve also driven some really ambitious work from our Nutrition Innovation Centre (NIC) based in the Netherlands which we’ve then, crucially, tested practically on farm in the UK."

The award was sponsored by feed company AB Agri. The company's head of corporate affairs, Claire Hughes, said: “Tackling antimicrobial resistance is a priority that AB Agri actively supports. All our businesses work closely with our customers and academics, combining nutritional expertise with research and development to support improving animal health through nutrition innovation."

The Antibiotic Guardian Awards, hosted by Public Health England, recognise and champion organisations and individuals who have demonstrated achievement in tackling antimicrobial resistance at a local, regional or national level.  

You can read more about the winners across 11 categories, covering human and animal health care and research, here: