are being sought for the RABDF Princess Royal Award, the highest
merit available in the dairy industry, and open to anyone working
in the sector or associated with it in any capacity.
"The RABDF Princess Royal Award is made to the person who
has contributed in an outstanding manner for the benefit of the
UK dairy industry, either for a particular specific and significant
contribution and/or for exceptional service to the sector for a
long period," explains the Association's chief executive,
Nick Everington. "We are welcoming applications from herdsmen,
farm managers, and farmers as well as those working in the supply
industry and from right across the dairy food chain."
The winner will receive a certificate signed by Her Royal Highness,
the Princess Royal and an engraved medal. The deadline for nominations
is Monday 16 January and the winner will be announced in February.
This year's judges are Royal Agricultural College principal, Prof
David Leaver; Oxfordshire based dairy farmer, David Christensen
and Horsham based dairy producer, Jim Harrison who received the
RABDF Princess Royal Award in 2002.
Other recent recipients include dairy farmer, Jerry Rider. Northern
Ireland based grassland researcher, Prof Fred Gordon; Holstein
breeder, the late Michael Armstrong, cattle vet, Dick Sibley.
All nominations should be made to the RABDF office on 0845 4582711.
management innovator receives RABDF Princess Royal Award