Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
AHDB is a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain. Our purpose is to inspire our farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world. We equip the industry with easy to use, practical know-how which they can apply straight away to make better decisions and improve their performance. Established in 2008 and classified as a Non-Departmental Public Body, it supports the following industries: meat and livestock (cattle, sheep and pigs) in England; horticulture, milk and potatoes in Great Britain; and cereals and oilseeds in the UK. AHDB’s remit covers 72 % of total UK agricultural output. Further information on AHDB can be found at www.ahdb.org.uk
National Pig Association
The NPA is the single voice of the British pig industry we represent commercial pig producers and their Allied Industry trades. No other industry body is able to lobby on behalf of commercial pig producers to Government, processors, retailers and caterers. We use every opportunity to promote British pork and will fight on behalf of our members wherever the need arises. We also offer one to one support to our producer members on all aspects of their businesses, contact can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
British Pig Assocation
The British Pig Association was founded in 1884. It is the official breed society, maintaining the herd books for the Berkshire, British Landrace, British Saddleback, Duroc, Gloucestershire Old Spot, Hampshire, Large Black, Large White, Mangalitza, Middle White, Oxford Sandy and Black, Tamworth and Welsh pig breeds.
With the majority of the breeds having less than 500 sows, one of the Association’s main tasks is to record the birth of all pedigree pig litters, with the objective not only of increasing numbers but also monitoring genetic diversity and geographical spread of bloodlines and genetics within each breed.
The Association also represents the interest of pedigree breeders to government, has developed a pedigree pork scheme to assist members with the marketing of their pork and support pig classes at agricultural shows.
Pig Veterinary Society
The Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) is a specialist division of the British Veterinary Association. The membership of PVS includes veterinary surgeons and scientists who work in the pig sector, and the Society aims to assist its members in their professional lives by ensuring they have access to the latest information with regards pig health and production. PVS also represents the membership at a national level, making sure that pig welfare is a priority considering the latest research with regards health and management on farm.
ForFarmers is the UK’s leading feed manufacturer offering Total Feed solutions for conventional and organic livestock farming. As part of an international business livestock producers benefit from group raw material buying, cutting-edge innovation and new product development, delivered by a team of local feed specialists and technical experts who are firmly rooted in the needs of the UK farming industry.
The ForFarmers team aims to work with producers, side-side, to deliver real results: better returns, healthier livestock and greater efficiency.
Sponsors of: Young Pig Farmer of the Year
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health believes that the value of an animal health company goes beyond the products they sell. It’s the industry knowledge, technical support and customised solutions they bring that really help improve overall production and profitability.
Prevention Works is a holistic approach to swine health built on our range of innovative, world-class vaccines complemented by:
- Global expertise combined with local knowledge
- State-of-the-art diagnostics and support
- Tools to evaluate the success of prevention
Ultimately we are committed to providing the unique knowledge, products and support services producers and veterinarians need to minimise disease transmission, maximise immune response and optimise profitability; helping to shape the future of Swine Health.
For further information please visit: www.preventionworks.info
Further information is available from Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health UK Ltd, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8YS, UK. Email: email@example.com.
Date of preparation: Feb 2020 AHD9750.
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Sponsors of: Finisher of the Year
HIPRA is a veterinary pharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, production and marketing of products for Animal Health. We are specialists in developing innovative preventive solutions that make it possible to identify existing threats on any pig farm before they occur, in such a way that we can act to prevent them or minimize their effects. Our range of vaccines includes Unistrain PRRS, Suiseng, Vepured , Eryseng and Eryseng Parvo.
UK Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors of: Unit Manager of the Year
LANXESS is a world leader in the research, development, manufacture and supply of sustainable, ready-to-use disinfectant formulations for animal health husbandry and livestock production biosecurity.
Clinical, sub-clinical and emergency disease challenges are a sustained and constant global threat to livestock production. Producers need to be able to implement a fully integrated disease prevention and control biosecurity programme to help prevent the introduction of pathogens onto and around their swine production site. In order to achieve the best disease control management results they need a proven set of biosecurity tools that addresses every aspect of disease transmission vectors on their farm.
The scientifically formulated portfolio of Virkon disinfectants have been individually engineered to address specific biosecurity tasks, ensuring robust and powerful efficacy, and application flexibility that global livestock producers trust. There is a Virkon disinfectant to address every aspect of modern livestock production biosecurity including surfaces, equipment, water and air.
To find out more about biosecurity best practice and our portfolio of scientifically formulated cleaning and disinfectant products, visit www.virkon.com or follow us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/showcase/lanxess-biosecurity
Sponsors of: Marketing Initiative of the Year
Rattlerow Farms is one of the largest and longest established, privately owned and entirely independent pig genetics businesses in Europe.
Since 1954 Rattlerow has continually invested in its genetic and high health programmes, making significant economic advances for its producers, processors and retail customers within the global pork market. Rattlerow combines quantitative sciences and biotechnology, in a balanced approach to pig development.
Through its owned nucleus and multiplication farms and licensed boar studs, Rattlerow and its sister companies, Klasse KI and RaSe NV are able to supply a wide range of genetically advanced sire and dam lines that will add value to each level of the pigmeat supply chain.
Sponsors of: Innovation of the Year
Ceva Animal Health is a global company focused on technical product innovation and delivering high quality products to veterinarians and pig producers within the swine industry. Ceva’s extensive vaccine portfolio includes Hyogen® and Coglapix®, our Mycoplasma and App vaccines, Circovac®, the first PCV vaccine and Progressis® for PRRS. Ceva can also provide a full vaccine solution for swine influenza with Respiporc Flu3® and Respiporc FLUPan®. The portfolio also covers other important diseases with Salmoporc® and Ecoporc Shiga® vaccines. Altresyn®, Gleptosil® and Pracetam® complete the comprehensive range of swine products available. Interactive support services such as the Ceva Lung Program (CLP) for analysis of respiratory health and the Ceva Reproductive Program (CRP) which allows accurate monitoring of whole herd efficiency and economics, deliver additional value and product support to vets and pig producers.
UK Contact: Matt Walters
Sponsors of: The Herd Productivity Award
Huvepharma® is a fast-growing global pharmaceutical company with a focus on developing, manufacturing and marketing of human and animal health products. These pillars are the basis of our company name, Huvepharma: HUman and VEterinary PHARMAceuticals. Huvepharma is a privately-owned company, headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Our expertise lies in building a close partnership with our customers focusing on their overall requirements for pharmaceuticals and feed additives and, as a result of internal development and external acquisition, Huvepharma has transformed into a global pharmaceutical production and marketing company.
Sponsors of: Trainee of the Year
Founded in the UK (1962), and a subsidiary of biotechnology leader Genus plc, PIC is now the international leader in the provision of continuous genetic improvement in porcine breeding stock and in world-class technical support to the global pork supply chain. PIC combines quantitative analytics with leading-edge biotechnology to develop breeding stock that helps our customers maximize profitability.
PIC delivers healthy genetic improvement to pig producers by providing PIC’s Industry Leading Female and Sire Portfolios to maximize producer’s profit potential.
Sponsors of: Young Farm Vet of the Year
Building on more than 65 years of experience in animal health; Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostics, biodevices and a range of services. Zoetis is dedicated to supporting our customers and their businesses in advancing care for animals.
Our team is proud to sponsor the Young Pig Vet Award 2021. We understand the importance of attracting and retaining young vets in the pig industry and hope that this award will be one way of supporting this drive.