Industry Prize

Industry Prize

Industry Prize Criteria

To apply for the Industry Prize you must be

  • a BSAS member
  • an early career animal scientist (postgraduate student or within two years of graduating with a PhD) or
  • working in commerce or industry with an equivalent level of experience (without necessarily having a PhD)

Applicants Are asked consider

  • the importance of the impact of their research to industry, appreciating that what they as a researcher think is relevant may not be to the end-user i.e., the producer
  • "what this means" when assessing your work, or "so what?". What is the benefit of this result?
    • For example, lambs grow faster being fed additive A. An excellent finding. What does this mean? More income? What was the cost of the additive A? Is it worth while using this additive? Is the additive available now or in development?
  • include aspects, such as return on investment or feasibility of introducing new concepts that have been derived from the research


  • candidates will be judged, by representatives of the BSAS Stakeholder Group, firstly, on the quality of their summary and, if successful in becoming one of the five finalists a presentation of their work at the BSAS Annual Conference


  • the main criteria for winning the prize is ‘impact to industry’


  • are made via the Oxford Abstracts submissions system
  • please tick the appropriate box, when submitting your summary, to be included for the Industry Prize


  • A prize of £200 is award to the winner.


Final entry date falls in line with the closing date of BSAS 2023 Conference abstract deadline, see BSAS Conference website for further details

2022 Industry Prize Winner

E. Arnaud ,Teagasc, Post-partum analgesia administration to sows but not split-suckling increased piglet growth and reduced anti-inflammatory treatment of piglets

2022 Industry Prize Finalists 

  • C. Hearn, UCD, An investigation into the response of grazed multispecies swards to nitrogen fertiliser application
  • C. Mulvenna, AFBI, Delayed weaning and medicinal ZnO removal from post-weaning diets - the effects on finisher pig growth performance 
  • S. Hazelden, University of Leeds, The effect of rearing environment and the provision of Zinc Oxide post-weaning on pre- and post-weaning growth performance in pigs
  • L. Ross, University of Nottingham, Variation in age at first calving over a twelve-year period in a high-yielding dairy herd

Past Recipients

2022 Elisa Arnaud

Teagasc, Ireland

2021 Kerensa Hawkey

Nottingham Univeristy

2019 Bridgit Muasa

Scotland's Rural College, UK

2018 Hazel Rooney

Teagasc, Ireland

2017 Ellen Telow

University of Nottingham, UK

2016 David Johnston


2015 Grace Carroll

Queen's University, Belfast, UK

2014 Stephen Mackenzie

Newcastle University, UK