Communication plea

This year’s winner of the David Black pig industry award says the sector must communicate to be successful.

Paul Toplis, technical director of Primary Diets, a division of AB Agri Ltd, which is based in Peterborough, has spent his working life in the feed business.

He was presented with his award by Food and Farming Minister Jim Paice at an industry breakfast at the House of Lords this week.

He called for more research and for the industry to get together to tackle salmonella and antimicrobial resistance.

“All of these need to be tackled on an industry-wide basis,” he said.