Open to all breeders of pedigree pigs, judged by sector specific experts against a range of criteria. These including number of pigs sold to other breeders, performance at county shows, key breeders stats and processes to prevent in breeding.
“If you want to achieve something in life, you’ve got to just give it your all and you can achieve anything you want.”
“We really do try hard to deliver the best we possibly can – to be rewarded for that is absolutely fantastic. “Hopefully, we’ll continue to get better to do the best we can and inspire the next generation of students to get into this fantastic sector that we call the British pig industry.”
“I am honoured to be named Young Pig Farmer of the Year, however, it was not expected. Having said that, the evening was very prestigious and I enjoyed the food and entertainment along with meeting all the different people".
“Really pleased to win this award’. We’ve worked hard and it’s great recognition – it’s brilliant.”
“I am delighted to win this award – it’s a fantastic achievement. I’ve been keeping pigs for nearly 30 years and to come to an awards ceremony, amongst industry peers, is brilliant.”
“I’m only as good as the staff. It’s nice to be recognised for something I love doing.”
“Winning this award means a lot,” he said. “I have completed a number of courses to try and get to where I want to be – it’s nice to be recognised.”