BQP farming partners clinched four prizes on Mondays (20 November) National Pig Awards which included the prestigious. A total of 15 National Pig Awards, plus the much sought-after Chris Brant and David Black Awards were handed out at the ceremony in London, hosted by TV presenter Cherry Healey. Our winners included:
Outdoor Producer of the Year – Horton Farms (Leeder)
Finisher of the Year – Paul Howland, MP & PM Howland
Stockperson of the Year – Christopher Chaney, North Farm Livestock
Unit Manager of the Year – James Ross, FL Pigs
We are also pleased to add that one of our key Red Tractor suppliers, Lincolnshire Pork Co, bagged the Sustainable Farming Award.
Fábio Brancher, Operations Director – Agriculture , added: “Four awards are another big win for us and our team. These also recognise our commitment to our farmers and how we continue to maintain and build our relationships. I want to thank all those who were shortlisted and a big congratulations to the winners.”
The awards have become established as the premier event in the pig industry calendar. They recognise and reward excellence, foster innovation and inspire creativity and information sharing.
Howard Revell, Pig Production Director, added: “Once again our farming partners are being showcased and highlighted as amongst the best in the industry. We continue learn and mature our relationships with them as we strive to drive standards even higher.”
The NPA’s are exclusive to the British pig industry. The event has gone from strength to strength over the years and previous winners have set incredibly high standards for the rest of the industry to follow.
BQP breed and rear over 750,000 pigs a year using industry-leading production systems, including outdoor born, straw-finished, RSPCA Freedom Food Assured, free range and organic. With around 30% of the UK market share, this makes us the UK’s largest pig farming business. BQP has supplied high welfare British pork to the major retailers in the UK for 40 years, since 1979.
To learn more about the winners and the awards, visit: https://www.nationalpigawards.co.uk/