Last month, the judges of the National Egg & Poultry Awards held a conference call to examine all the entries and come up with the finalists in each category.
It was a tough job, with lots of excellent applicants. Some of the categories had a wide range of different entries and there were also three new categories this year – young farmer of the year, young vet of the year, and young processor of the year, designed to recognise up and coming talent.
The judges – Charles Bourns, Richard Griffiths, Mark Williams, Chloe Ryan, Paul Kelly, and Gary Ford – all agreed there was a very high standard of entrant – and each winner will have made a significant achievement.
Egg Packer of the Year
Farmlay Eggs, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
Ellis Eggs, Aberdare, Wales
Egg Producer of the Year
Allan Panniers, AW & GS Panniers
Jonathan Stokes, CJ Stokes & Son
Alex & Chris Watts, A&S Poultry
Grower of the year
Nick and Claire Bragg, Frogmary Farm, Somerset
Lee Baxter, Penrhos Poultry, Kington Herefordshire
Hatchery of the Year
Joice & Hill, Peterborough
Farmgate Hatcheries, Danbury, Essex
Innovation of the year
Noble Foods egg bites
PECK Drinks, Eazy Egg
Pullet Rearer of the Year
Unit manager of the year
Lee Baxter, Penrhos Poultry
Anna Richardson, Joice & Hill hatchery, Peterborough
Alin Ratiu, Joice & Hill
Young Farmer of the year
Ivory Arden, Chirpy Egg Co
Victoria Axon, Cobb Europe
Matt Donald, Donald Pig & Poultry
Young Processor of the year
Stephen Pym, Moy Park
Tom Copas, Copas Traditional Turkeys
Young farm vet of the year
Helena Brewer, PHS
Henry Lamb, Crowshall Veterinary Services
William Garton, Avivets
Poultry Business of the year
Joice & Hill
Copas Traditional Turkeys
Trade supplier of the year
As well as the categories already announced, we have another category which will be decided upon by you, the readers.
We want to find the best Trade Supplier of the Year, and to do this we would like to know which businesses go above and beyond in supplying the egg and poultry sector.
The nominees for the best trade supplier are:
- St David’s Poultry Team
- Crowshall Veterinary Services
- Arden Wood Shavings
- Lodi UK
- STAX Converting
- Prinzen UK
- Vencomatic UK
- International Water Solutions
You can vote for your winner on the website www.nationaleggandpoultryawards.co.uk
Come to the networking event for the whole industry
The National Egg & Poultry Awards 2020 will take place in the autumn in London.
The event will comprise a three-course gala dinner with pre-dinner drinks and table wine. There will be a full awards presentation hosted by sports broadcaster Mark Chapman.
With a 15-year career spanning television and radio, Chapman fronts a number of BBC Radio 5Live’s flagship sports programmes, including coverage of the Premier League, Rugby Union, cricket and golf.
On television, as well as being the face of one of the BBC’s most popular sports programmes Match of the Day 2, he fronts the BBC’s Rugby League coverage as well as the network’s coverage of American Football.
Shortlisted finalists will receive two complimentary tickets.
Tickets can be purchased for £180 + VAT per person
Tables of 10 are £1,650 + VAT
To purchase tickets or tables please visit our dedicated website nationaleggandpoultryawards.co.uk where you can download an order form, complete the details and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01825 983118 – where you can also find out about hotels and discounted accommodation rates on the night of the awards.