RUMA welcomes farming industry wins at 2019 Antibiotic Guardian awards

A record number of entries for the Animal Health, Agriculture and Food Supply category in the 2019 Antibiotic Guardian Awards culminated in Kite Consulting and its industry partners walking away as the winner for their achievements gathering and benchmarking antibiotic usage data on UK dairy farms. ForFarmers was highly commended and Pruex was commended.

There was another win for the farming industry in the Research category, with the University of Bristol awarded joint winner for Lisa Morgans’ PhD project working on behaviour change with a group of dairy farmers from the South West of England.

RUMA chairman Gywn Jones congratulated the winners, saying the awards ceremony illustrated the truly ‘One Health’ approach that was emerging in the UK.

“Having Christine Middlemiss, the Chief Veterinary Officer, as the keynote speaker at the awards ceremony emphasises we are truly facing a One Health Challenge, and I hope that the excellent performance of the UK farming industry among the finalists shows how seriously we are taking this problem,” he said.