From a selection of high quality entries, freelance Claire Powell’s article on an important disease of ruminants was judged the winner of the Guild’s 2010 NOAH Writer/Broadcaster of the Year award.
Sponsored by the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH), the award recognises excellence in reporting critical aspects of animal health, welfare and management, or writing that explores issues relevant to any aspect of farm animal care.
Claire’s article – Meeting the challenges of Johne’s disease at Carcary – was published in the Scottish publication Farm North East and was praised by the judges for being reader-friendly and for providing practical information on an important disease.
The runner-up prize was awarded to Farmers Weeklydeputy livestock editor Aly Balsom for her article Is bigger better?, which reported on the magazine of large-scale dairy herds in the United States. The judges felt Aly had tackled a report on one of the big challenges that could face British livestock farmers in future particularly well.
Both articles were judged to have been well written, practical and informative.
Visit the NOAH award page to read the winning articles.