Dairy Industry Newsletter Barry Wilson received the Princess Royal Award for his contribution to the dairy industry.
Awarded annually by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers, the accolade is presented to individuals judged to have made an outstanding contribution to the dairy sector.
Barry received the accolade in a formal presentation by the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday (11 April).
He was unanimously chosen as this year’s winner by the RABDF board of trustees due to his insight into dairy politics over the past 40 years.
RABDF president Lord Curry said Barry had been an outstanding observer and commentator on the British dairy scene for almost half a century.
“For the past 20 years or so he has written and published the fortnightly Dairy Industry Newsletter which is essential reading for anyone interested in the machinations of how the global dairy scene operates.
“He has also been very involved with the British Dairying magazine turning his thoughts into issues that dairy farmers need to consider.”
The award has been presented to many industry influencers since its establishment in 1991 – including to Ian Potter, Dr Dick Esslemont and John Alvis who have all received the accolade for their contribution to dairying.