The National Pig Awards have become established as the premier event in the pig industry calendar. The awards recognise and reward excellence, foster innovation and inspire creativity and information sharing.
It is the only awards exclusive to the British pig industry.
The 2020 National Pig Awards will be hosted virtually
The seventh edition of the awards will be live streamed at 4pm on Monday 16th November, recognising excellence and innovation in the pig sector.
The decision to make this year’s awards virtual was in response to the Government guidelines and advice surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. While we are obviously disappointed that we will not be able to bring the industry together in person, we are excited to be able to deliver the National Pig Awards in a different format, on 16th November. The fact that we cannot bring everybody together in person to celebrate the best of the British pig industry does not in any way diminish the achievements of the finalists and those chosen by our illustrious judges as winners. They are the champions and pioneers of the British pig industry and the 2020 National Pig Awards will continue to showcase their achievements for others to follow.
The winners of the prestigious David Black and Chris Brant Awards will be revealed at the virtual event, alongside the 15 National Pig Awards, including Overall Pig Producer of the Year, won last year by Harper Adams University.
MEET THE HOST
The awards will be presented by Mark Durden-Smith, a sport and lifestyle presenter with a rich and varied career in television.
He has led ITV’s World Cup rugby coverage and hosted Premiership rugby coverage on ITV and Channel 5, as well presenting a range of sports for Sky, including football, rugby, cricket and golf, not to mention anchoring ITV’s Boat Race broadcast.
He has guest hosted This Morning and fronted a long list of shows covering everything from reality TV, including I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here Now!, to cookery and holiday programmes and panel shows.
The son of TV presenter Judith Chalmers, he hosted a show called Wish You Were Here…? Now & Then, a new version of the show presented by his mother.