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Prof Jim Scudamore liftsDavid Black Award 2021

PROFESSOR Jim Scudamore has been awarded the David Black Award 2021 in recognition of his invaluable contribution to the pig industry over the past 20 years.

The prestigious award was presented by Lord Benyon, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), at the National Pig Awards held in London.

Professor Scudamore held the position of Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) of the United Kingdom from April 1997 until he retired in March 2004.

Prior to this, he was Assistant Chief Veterinary Officer for Scotland from 1990-1996. Following his retirement as CVO he became Professor of Livestock and Veterinary Public Health at the University of Liverpool until October 2019. He is currently an Honorary Senior Fellow at the university.

The accolade is awarded to an individual or organisation that has made an outstanding impact on the British pig sector through their work.

Prof Scudamore, has been actively involved in the pig sector for many years, experiencing some very challenging times for the industry as Defra’s CVO, where he handled the outbreak of swine fever in 2000.

Since his retirement in 2004, he has worked tirelessly for the pig industry in his roles as Chairman of both the Pig Health and Welfare Council (PHWC), and the Disease Surveillance subgroup, as well as being a member of the Welfare subgroup.

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