Pig producers were among the big winners at Compassion in World Farming’s Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards on September 27, with nine companies earning a Good Pig Award including Blythburgh Free Range Pork, Dalehead (BQP), Dent Ltd., Packington Free Range and Anna’s Happy Trotters/LKL Farming, who were all awarded for their commitment to animal welfare.

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Newly launched in 2012, The Good Pig Award celebrates organizations that use or are committed to using higher welfare pig systems for sows and meat pigs. In addition, foodservice companies Prêt A Manger, Virgin Trains and Crazy Bear Group won Good Pig Awards, along with retailers Waitrose and M&S. There were over 50 awards presented across five different categories: Compassion’s existing Good Egg Award, Good Chicken Award and Good Dairy Award; the newly launched Good Pig Award, and, also new for 2012, the Leadership and Innovation in Retail 2012 award.