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ForFarmers’ Emma Slater joins National Pig Awards judging panel

Emma Slater - ForFarmers

Emma Slater, Pig Technical and Commercial Advisor, is the latest member of the ForFarmers team to join the National Pig Awards judging panel, following in the footsteps of her manager Beth Austermuhle. The National Pig Awards are a flagship event in the pig industry calendar and ForFarmers are proud to once again be the principal sponsor celebrating the very best that the British pig industry has to offer.

In what has been the most challenging year in living memory for UK producers, the awards represent a great opportunity to rally together and reward the hard work of the teams and individuals who have excelled in pig production, rearing, stockmanship, unit management, pedigree breeding, marketing innovation, and animal care.

Since graduating from a degree in Agriculture and Animal Science at Harper Adams, Emma Slater has built extensive experience as a feed formulator, technical advisor in the Young Animal Team and most recently as a commercial and technical advisor covering piglet, sow and finisher. Emma’s expertise lies in piglet nutrition, optimising feeding regimes, management and piglet health on farm.

Emma comments: “I’m honoured to have been invited to the judging panel for this years’ awards. Not only is it a chance to bring everyone together, particularly when times are so challenging but it’s also important to highlight and celebrate the great work these producers do daily – to sound the drum for the industry that we are so proud to be a part of, inspire and motivate.”

As part of the judging role, Emma will be assigned a lead judge and second judge for a couple of the categories. The judges will then work together to review the entries and nominate the top three for each category who are then either visited or take part in a phone call with the lead judge before the winner is decided. We look forward to celebrating the results!