Pedigree Breeder of the Year.
Last year we introduced a new format for this competition and we were very pleased with the results. You can see the quality of some of last years entrants who are featured in the latest issue of Practical Pigs. We hope that we will get entries of a similar high standard this year. The format will be unchanged with three categories
Conservation breeder of the year will recognise breeders who have made a significant contribution to the Conservation Breeding plans for their breeds and shown a commitment to safeguarding the genetic diversity of their breed through breeding, promotion and mentoring of new breeders.
Pedigree Pork Producer of the year will celebrate producers who have established a successful pork business based on pedigree pigs either home bred or bought in and demonstrated the importance of sustainable use to the long term conservation of our pedigree breeds. In particular we are interested in stories of how producers have adapted to doing business during the pandemic.
New Pedigree Breeder of the Year represents the core element of pedigree breeding - Passing it on to the next generation. We will be looking for new pedigree breeders who have joined the association within the last 5 years and have made the best start to building their pedigree herd. Open to all ages of members who have their own herd.
Entry forms can be downloaded for each of the three categories. Entries close on 30th June
A panel of judges will evaluate all the entries and the shortlisted candidates may be interviewed by video conference or in person during a farm visit. The winners of each class will be invited as finalists to the Awards Ceremony in London on November 22 where the overall winner of the Pedigree Pig Breeder of the Year will be announced.