Porc d’Or Awards
The Porc d’Or Awards are held annually at the national level. These awards are intended to encourage and recognize the work of Spanish pig companies in the continuous improvement of the efficiency and quality of pig production.
The Porc d’Or white pig awards were created in 1994 as an initiative of IRTA (Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology) to reward the efforts of an industry that was facing important challenges and transformations. In 2017, the Porc d’Or Iberian awards were created for the same purpose.
New production demands, environmental legislation, changes in eating habits and numerous crises have confronted the Spanish pork industry with obstacles. These have been overcome with professionalism, effort and the use of the best production techniques.
The farms eligible for the awards are those that are members of the BDporc (Spanish Pig Data Bank). Each year around 130 white pig farms and 60 Iberian pig farms are nominated for the awards in their various categories.
A jury composed of personalities of recognized prestige in the industry, livestock research and administration, determines the winners in each of its categories.