Driffield poultry and farms supervisor shortlisted in British Farming Awards

Tue 16th August 2022
Mel Jackson At Horn Hill Farm R

The team at an East Yorkshire poultry business is celebrating after a team member reached the final of a national farming award.

Melanie (Mel) Jackson, Poultry and Farms Supervisor at Middleton on the Wolds-based Clive Soanes Broilers has been shortlisted in the Farm Worker of the Year category in the British Farming Awards.

Clive Soanes Broilers MD, Claire Wright is delighted with the news: "Mel thoroughly deserves to be in the final four of this prestigious competition. She is passionate about animal welfare, hard-working, personable and has a tremendous thirst for knowledge. She's a real asset to the Clive Soanes Broilers team and we wish her every success."

Ms Jackson faces competition from fellow finalists, Alison Waugh, Daisy Bank Dairy, Powys; Amanda Thomas, Laylands Farm,North Yorkshire and Jennifer Proudlove, Halton Farms Ltd, Cheshire. She will learn whether she has been successful at an awards ceremony at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham on Thursday, 20th October. The category is being judged by last year's winner, Chloe Shorten; Becci Berry from the Institute of Agriculture and Horticulture; Hannah Binns from Agriconnect and Guy Moreton from MorePeople.

Sponsored by Morrisons, the British Farming Awards have been celebrating UK agriculture by championing the diversity and resilience of the UK's farming community for 10 years.

Clive Soanes Broilers has been rearing chicken since 1947. The chicken is processed and sold by sister company Soanes Poultry to butchers, independent retailers and restaurants in Yorkshire and wholesalers and catering butchers nationwide.

Photo - Clive Soanes Broilers Poultry and Farms Supervisor, Mel Jackson 

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