Industry Prize

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 to 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 BSAS, 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 abstract submission platform as part of submitting your conference abstract
  • 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

Deadline for the BSAS 2025 Industry Prize submission is 18th November 2024

Previous Recipients

  • 2024: Shiv Ramveer


  • 2023: James Cullen

    Waterfront Institute of Technology

  • 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

    AFBI, UK

  • 2015: Grace Carroll

    Queen's University, Belfast, UK

  • 2014: Stephen Mackenzie

    Newcastle University, UK