Colin Stone announced as winner of Special Achievement of the Year at the 2018 National Pig Awards

Colin Stone, Breeding Farms Manager at Wayland Farms, received the award for Special Achievement of the Year at the 2018 National Pig Awards.

Wayland Farms, a division of Cranswick plc, received this prestigious award in recognition of the proactive and extensive work they have undertaken in recent years; implementing a wide range of alternative management and health control strategies to reduce antimicrobial use, without compromising health and maintaining the very best pig performance.

This has resulted in the reduction of antibiotic usage on farm where we continue to work below the pig industry target set for 2020 by Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA).

Head judge Stewart Houston said: “As always, every category posed some real dilemmas for the judges, such was the excellence of all the entries. But congratulations to all the winners, who each managed to demonstrate something different and special about their businesses.”

Colin was handed the award by former British tennis number one and TV presenter Andrew Castle at a prestigious ceremony at London’s Lancaster Hotel on Monday 19th November.