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Fighters for Pig Industry to be Awarded

by 5m Editor
12 June 2008, at 10:09am

UK - The pig industry is in crisis and there are many people out there going above and beyond the call of duty to fight for its survival.

Most of those have been working tirelessly for the industry over many years and it is those who are now being sought as the hunt for this year's recipient of the industry's most prestigious award gets under way.

The David Black Award was first presented in 1960 and has since been won by people from a wide range of disciplines including producers, consultants and scientists.

Once the nominations are in, a panel of independent judges, chaired by BPEX Chief Executive Mick Sloyan, will select the winner.

Mick said: "There is a host of people out there who have worked tirelessly for the industry over many years because it is something in which they have a passionate belief.

"People like this are not those who will easily push, or even be pushed, into the limelight but their contribution deserves recognition.

"It is common for winners to say there are many out there more deserving of the honour than they.

"While I do not necessarily believe them, I am sure there are many who are equally deserving."

The winner will receive their award at an industry breakfast this autumn held in the House of Lords.

5m Editor