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AHDB Pork is Calling for David Black Award Nominations

3 June 2016, at 12:00am

UK - The pig industry is once again seeking one of its own to receive the highest honour it can bestow. The David Black Award is given annually to somebody who has made a valuable and sustained contribution to the industry.

Previous winners have come from academia, journalism, processing, the allied industry and production, so the field is wide.

Anybody can make a nomination through the AHDB Pork website (Link) and the eventual winner will be chosen by a panel of independent judges.

AHDB Pork strategy director and chairman of the judging panel Mick Sloyan said: “More than 50 years ago, East Anglian pig producer David Black created the award that bears his name and it is as relevant now as it was then.

“We still look for somebody who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help the industry. There are many people who fit that description and we want the industry’s help to find them.”

The award itself will be presented at an industry breakfast held on the terrace of the House of Lords in November, attended by parliamentarians, Lords, senior civil servants and members of the industry.

Nominations close on Friday 26 August and can be made through the AHDB website

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