Individuals and businesses that have made a positive impact on the UK free-range egg sector over the last 12 months have been recognized in this year’s British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) Free Range Awards.
Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s won the Retailer of the Year Award, while breakthrough of the year was awarded to Longhand Isotopes.
This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner was Terry Ellener, who has devoted his working life to poultry, from being a farm worker through to sales director and technical consultant with Hy-Line UK.
The judges praised his work to support free range producers over the past 30 years and the influence he had on how laying flocks are managed in all systems today.
Myles Thomas, BFREPA chairman said: “It’s important that we highlight those who are really committed to free range eggs, whether that’s actually producing them or supporting those who do.
“Customers who choose free range do it because they believe in the way we produce eggs, so it’s our job to ensure that we recognize excellence within our industry as they are the ones who will keep driving free range forward.”