NPA Allied Industry Member of the Year Award

Following consultation with members, the NPA has announced a shortlist of five companies deemed to have made a significant and positive contribution to the pig industry over the past year.
Voting is open to select the winner of the NPA’s coveted Allied Industry Member of the Year award.

Lallemand Animal Nutrition

Lallemand is a global leader in microbial fermentation using yeast and bacteria and its application in animal agriculture. For over 25 years Lallemand Animal Nutrition has been providing pig producers with natural and renowned products, backed by scientific research and trials, to optimise animal performance and well-being.

Taking a holistic approach, Lallemand Animal Nutrition has developed a range of specific yeast and bacteria based products to improve the animal’s gut health and digestive processes, which in turn improves feed & nutrient efficiency. From piglets to sows, fostering good gut health will mean animals are able to reach their full potential and better cope with the challenges they face, whether that be disease or environmental, also reducing potential requirements for antibiotics and zinc oxide.  

Lallemand offers a higher level of expertise, leadership and industry commitment with long-term and profitable solutions to ensure results are tailored to individual businesses. 

Quality Equipment

Quality Equipment has been an industry leading solution provider for over 50 years. With both construction and manufacturing departments in house they are ideally placed to satisfy day to day equipment requirements, internal fit outs, building conversion right through to full turnkey multi-building developments.

As systems integrators for many feed and ventilation systems, solutions can be tailored to the exact requirements of the farmer with several standard configurations available that have been pre-approved by the major producers.

Quality Equipment has a culture of continuous improvement and investment, striving to deliver exactly what the industry requires both now and, in the future, continually developing new solutions and products, going above and beyond in helping their customers maximise their return on investment.

Their holistic approach means that the help and guidance is available right from the initial planning stages of a project right through to ongoing operational service and support.

Thompsons of York

Our business, part of a farmer owned cooperative, specialises in manufacturing and supplying the highest quality pig feeds to support the livelihood of our farmers.
We value our partnership with our farmers and strive to provide a professional and comprehensive service. We are dedicated to maximising the potential and profitability of any pig enterprise by supplying high performance feeds designed that meet the potential of the modern genotype and the hyperprolific sow.
Our pig specialists analyse many factors such as genetic leanness, environment, feed consumption and carcass characteristics when putting together a nutritional program designed to finish pigs efficiently with the aim of achieving consistency for buyers and pork processers.
While all our feeds are designed to maximise feed efficiency and production capabilities, we are proactively developing products that offer more sustainable options to ensure the efficient supply of compound feed is maintained in an industry where change is a continuing feature.

Zarkos-Smith Associates

Zarkos-Smith Associates is a family run business offering a unique, innovative approach to nutrition and feed management. The company started life with one independent nutritionist providing on-farm nutritional solutions, and has grown into a team of experts operating across the UK and Ireland.

We are committed to using our years of experience to create pioneering, sustainable feed solutions for the future.  Ultimately, our key philosophy remains based on our founding principles of providing an independent, personalized, customer-centered service in all that we do.

Some of our most recent work includes developing zinc-free solutions, lower soya diets and carbon-footprint mapping. We are a young, passionate team, dedicated to tackling the issues our industry faces head-on.


As the world’s leading animal health company, we are driven by a singular purpose: to nurture our world and humankind by advancing care for animals.

After nearly 70 years innovating ways to predict, prevent, detect, and treat animal illness, we continue to stand by those raising and caring for animals worldwide – from livestock farmers to veterinarians and pet owners. The company’s leading portfolio and pipeline of medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, and technologies make a difference

Within the livestock sector, Zoetis works to assure a safe, sustainable, and efficient global food supply from healthy pigs.

Everyone in the pork industry plays an important role in advancing pig health. To that end, Zoetis offers products and services to keep pigs healthy and treat them when they become sick.

Our UK Zoetis team members work to help all parties make informed decisions that contribute to pig health and ensure more pigs reach their full potential.

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