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John Vipond Shares Sheep Industy Award for Outstanding Contribution

Published Wednesday, 2nd April 2014 in SAC Consulting news

John Vipond, Senior Sheep Consultant

SRUC’s Senior Sheep Consultant Dr John Vipond recently became a joint winner of the George Hedley Memorial Award, presented for services to the sheep industry by the National Sheep Association.

John, together with Welsh sheep farmer Margaret Dalton OBE, became only the second joint recipients of the prize in its history. The NSA has presented the annual George Hedley Memorial Award since 1960. Nominations are made by a number of industry organisations, unions and committees and are voted on by NSA representatives. Winners receive a specially sculptured statuette of a South Country Cheviot with the inscription “For outstanding Service to the Sheep industry”. They also become Honorary life members of NSA.

Presenting the award NSA Chairman John Geldard said:

“The George Hedley Memorial Award is a prestigious accolade, and NSA takes great pleasure in presenting it to two individuals who have served the sheep industry so exceptionally. John Vipond has worked in agriculture for 40 years and remains passionate about helping farmers to do better. His support of NSA events has been much appreciated s and many have benefitted from his wisdom.”

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