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Farmers Weekly Awards - The shortlisted Nuffield Scholars
Meet the 2012 finalists
After detailed deliberation by the judges, the shortlist for the 2012 Farmers Weekly Awards has been picked. For a full list of finalists visit: http://awards.fwi.co.uk/meet-2012-finalists-2/
Detailed below are the shortlisted Nuffield Scholars
Congratulations and good luck to all!
Arable Farmer of the Year
1.Tony Bambridge, Norfolk
Tony manages 1,250ha of cropping and together with his team is achieving exceptional yields including more than 100t/ha for sugar beet and 13t/ha for wheat.
Beef Farmer of the Year
5. Robert Parker, Dumfries and Galloway
The “Black Baldie” – an Aberdeen Angus x Hereford – is at the heart of Robert Parker’s simple 180-cow system where he focuses on high health and spreading the word on profitable production as a Scottish Monitor Farm. Read more…
6. Neil Rowe, Oxfordshire
Neil places a firm focus on environmental efficiency while managing a simple, low-labour system where the herd of 150 cows are rotationally grazed to fit with his aim of “feeding what you can grow”. Read more…
Farm Manager of the Year
23. Scott Kirby, Shropshire
Turning a college farm from loss to profit through sustained growth and development has been achieved by Scott. This involved ambitious innovation across a large range of enterprise which must also serve educational demands. Read more…
Green Energy Farmer of the Year
29. Gareth Williams, Herefordshire
Gareth has demonstrated a clear understanding of how important it is to reduce energy use and match energy generation to demand on the 236ha mixed farm he manages. Read more…
Pig Farmer of the Year
35. David and Sue Morgan, Yorkshire (2012 Scholar Kate Morgan's family business)
A highly motivated family team that is trialling free farrowing with Sainsbury’s on a large scale with 1700 breeding sows on 80ha.
which is an outdoor pig business with 1800 sows across two units on 200 acres of rented land.
Sheep Farmer of the Year
41. Neil Perkins, Pembrokeshire
Embracing low cost sheep production and using tools such as EID to help is one of the aims on this 243ha coastal lowland grassland farm. Read more…
42. Charley and Andrea Walker, Borders
Low input, productive sheep are the name of the game for the Walkers who have developed a hardy, maternal, wool-shedding sheep on their 253ha organic upland beef and sheep farm. Read more…