23 August 2002


THE British livestock industry needs champions. As the sector struggles to recover from the ravages of foot-and-mouth, we need people with vision, commitment and leadership skills to point the way ahead.

To help celebrate the contribution of such people, farmers weekly is again proud to back the Royal Smithfield Club Bicentenary Trophy.

The award, now in its third year, aims to recognise the man or woman who has done more than anyone else to benefit the British meat and livestock industry.

It could be a leading farmer, a prominent vet or butcher, plant breeder or animal nutritionist who has helped to perfect cost-effective rations. The winner could work in any field or business related to UK meat production, but must be alive today.

So, if you know a worthwhile candidate, why not nominate him or her for this key award?

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the British Festival of Meat in London. The winner will receive the Royal Smithfield Club perpetual trophy of an Armada dish set with 25 golden guineas, to keep for one year. So, lets join forces to celebrate the best of British meat production. &#42

2000 Sir Donald CurryChairman of the Meat and Livestock Commission and a commisioner for 14 years. Pioneered the introduction of farm assurance.

2001 Frederick MallionA lifetimes dedication to work in the meat trade. Well known and respected for his big contribution to education and training.

How to enter

Entries are by nomination and should be accompanied by a 150-word explanation of why your candidate deserves to win. For nomination forms and rules see FW Aug 9, p48 (020-8652 4935). Forms must be returned to the Royal Smithfield Club by Sept 1, 2002.

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