Two PVS members recognised for their work at the recent National Pig Awards

At the recent National Pig Awards evening in London, PVS member Professor Jim Scudamore received the prestigious David Black award for his services to the pig industry. The David Black award was inspired by pig farmer David Black 60 years ago and celebrates individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding impact on the British pig sector during the course of their work.  Jim is an ex CVO and he subsequently established and Chaired the Pig Health and Welfare Council for a number of years.  More recently he represented PVS and was Chair of the Surveillance sub-group for both PVS and PHWC and he also sits on the PVS Education sub-group.  He is also Professor of Livestock and Public Health at the University of Liverpool. This is wonderful recognition of the immense work that Jim has, and continues to do, for our industry.   Congratulations!   


In addition, pig vet Duncan Berkshire received a special award – the Chris Brant award, acknowledging his work for the pig industry. The award was presented by Rob Mutimer, NPA Chairman who thanked Duncan on behalf of the industry.  Rob mentioned particularly the work Duncan has been doing with Defra on welfare and euthanasia, the media enquiries he has fielded and the support he has given during the recent crisis within the industry.  Congratulations Duncan, very well deserved!