8 December 2000

Special trophy for MLCs Don Curry

MEAT and Livestock Commission chairman Don Curry became the first winner of the Royal Smithfield Club Bicentenary Trophy.

The award is designed to recognise one persons contribution to the meat and livestock industry. The perpetual trophy is open to anyone who works in the sector.

Mr Curry, who farms in Northumberland, triumphed thanks to his tireless efforts chairing the MLC through the BSE crisis and subsequent recovery in beef consumption, said Royal Smithfield Club chairman Sir Richard Cooper.

Other short-listed candidates for the award were the directors of the Farmers Ferry Initiative; Ian Galloway, Scotbeef; Richard Sadler, chief meat buyer Waitrose; and Nigel Scollan, senior research scientist at the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research.

MLCchairman Don Curry (right) recieves the trophy from Lord Howland.