Ceva have announced three finalists for the Farmer of the Year category of their Animal Welfare Awards 2019: Andy Gilman from Statfold Farm in Tamworth, David Finlay from Rainton Farm in Castle Douglas and Marshalls Farm Ltd in Billingshurst.
R.A.B.I is the charity supporter of this award category, which recognises the achievements of farmers who strive to provide and encourage a high standard of animal welfare on their farm.
The shortlists were decided following a day of deliberations by a panel of esteemed judges chaired by Chris Laurence MBE MRCVS. The judging panel included Tony Andrews, consultant and ex-director of RUMA, Andrew Biggs, veterinary surgeon and director at The Vale Veterinary Group in Devon and Andrew Davies, managing director of Synergy Farm Health.
Award judge, Tony Andrews, says: “So often the public has the perception that animal welfare is poor on farms. This is so very far from the truth and the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards help to dispel these myths and misconceptions.
“This year there were two farm categories – Farm Educator of the Year and Farmer of the Year. In each group the standard of entries was exceptionally high and resulted in the judges having prolonged and rather animated discussions about the winners and runners up.”
For the full shortlist for all award categories, visit www.cevawelfareawards.com
Pictured above are the judges.