Nominations Closed!


Pig World and AHDB are delighted to announce that the David Black Award 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. Last year, it 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 the special breakfast event in the House of Lords. However, AHDB, who run the award, was keen to see the ceremony played out in front of a larger pig industry audience. AHDB pork strategy director Angela Christison said: “The prestigious David Black Award celebrates individuals and organisations that make an outstanding impact on the British pig sector during the course of their work. “The move to include the award at the National Pig Awards means winners and their achievements will be celebrated by a greater number of attendees and so it hoped it will inspire even more to pioneer success within the industry. 

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.” “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.”

Previous 10 Winners

  • 2009 Prof Sandra Edwards
  • 2010 Meryl Ward
  • 2011 Paul Toplis
  • 2012 Heather Jenkins
  • 2013 Pete Bown
  • 2014 Ladies in Pigs
  • 2015 Andrew Knowles
  • 2016 Susanna Williamson
  • 2017 Charlie Allen
  • 2018 Mick Sloyan

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