The awards

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.

Porc d'Or White Coat 2023

The 30th edition of the Porc d’Or Awards took place on October 20, 2023 at the Palacio de Congresos “La Llotja” in Lleida. A total of 804300 sows from 525 farms were tested. 87 farms received 117 nominations for a total of 43 awards.

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary, this was a gala full of important novelties such as the presentation of a new statuette design and two new awards: the Porc d’Or for Lactation Management and the Porc d’Or One Health of Ceva Salud Animal which, together with the already customary Porc d’Or of the MAPA for Sustainability, allow recognition of the efforts of farmers not only in productive aspects of very high economic importance, but also in aspects more linked to environmental sustainability, health and animal welfare.

Iberian Porc d'Or Awards 2023

The 7th edition of the Porc d’Or Iberian Awards took place on October 30th, 2023 at the emblematic town of Granada. A total of 562.405 Iberian breeding sows belonging to 78 farms were analysed, which originated 54 nominations, leading to 31 prizes awarded.

In each of the three categories, the Iberian pig farms were awarded based on the productive criteria of Longevity (number of weaned piglets per discarded sow), Number of Piglets Born Alive and Farrowing Rate. They were also awarded the Zoetis Innovation Special Porc d’Or, the Special Porc d’Or for Maximum Productivity, the Iberian Porc d’Or for Outdoor Production, the MAPA Special Porc d’Or and the Porc d’Or with Diamond, the highest award.