Industry Prize

Industry Prize

Industry Prize Criteria

To apply for the Industry Prize the BSAS member has to be 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 what they as a researcher think is relevant may not be to the end-user i.e., the producer. This includes thinking about aspects, such as return on investment or feasibility of introducing new concepts that have been derived from the research.

The candidates will be judged by their summary and presentation at the BSAS Annual Conference by representatives of the BSAS Stakeholder Association. The main criteria for winning the prize is ‘impact to industry’.

Applications are made via the Annual Conference - Oxford Abstracts submissions system. Please tick the appropriate box for your summary to be included for the Industry Prize. Applications will be considered by the judging panel with five finalists chosen to go through to the second stage involving an additional presentation of their work in the Industry Prize session at the BSAS Annual Conference.

The winner will receive £200 and the prize will be awarded at the Conference Dinner.


Final entry date falls in line with the closing date of BSAS 2021 Conference abstract deadline, see BSAS Conference website for further details


2020 Industry Prize Finalists 

  • Kimberley Slinger form the University of Nottingham for her abstract titled 'Identification of the origin of host DNA content in the gastrointestinal tract of the broiler chicken'.
  • Kerensa Hawkey from the University of Nottingham for her abstract titled 'Can commercial enzymes be used to enhance the nutritional composition of Tenebrio molitor (yellow mealworm) as an alternative protein source'.
  • Lucy Ross from the University of Nottingham for her abstract titled 'Effect of calfhoodrespiratory disease on rearing targets in Holstein-Friesian dairy heifers'/
  • Ashraf Alkhtib from Nottingham Trent University for his abstract titled 'Effect of olive tree pruning by-products on intake, digestability, growth performance and blood parameters of Shami goats'.
  • Rosie Barraclough from Roslin Institute, the University of Edinburgh for her abstract titled 'The behaviour of dairy cattle in late gestation: Effects of parity and dystocia'.

Past Recipients

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