The annual David Black Award for an outstanding contribution to the pig industry sector has gone to the British Pig Association (BPA)’s chief executive Marcus Bates. The BPA represents the interests of pedigree pig breeders both in the UK and overseas.

Presenting the award at this year’s virtual ceremony, AHDB pork sector board chair Mike Sheldon said: “Marcus has led the British Pig Association for over 20 years, and, in that time, has enabled pedigree pig breeders to thrive and to enhance their reputation for delivering quality and diversity, not just in the UK but overseas as well.

Mike Sheldon (left) and Marcus Bates (right)