Driffield couple are Britain's best pig farmers
A husband and wife team have been named the UK's top pig farmers.
David and Sue Morgan of Pockthorpe near Driffield were named the Farmers Weekly Pig Farmers of the Year in a ceremony held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London's Park Lane.
The Morgans manage a herd of 1,700 breeding sows. The couple share a passion for innovation, business development and pig production and are joined in their venture by their three daughters, Vicky, Kate and Rachel, all of whom take an active role in the business, with Kate recently embarking on a Nuffield Scholarship on high-welfare production systems.
The family began their pig breeding business with no knowledge of the industry.
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They quickly familiarised themselves with production practices, learning from others and investigating systems in Denmark and Sweden. Their tenacity paid off and the Morgans' enterprise is currently a Sainsbury's Concept Farm. They also work closely with Cranswick Country Foods.