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Dedicated pig farmer wins animal welfare accolade

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A young manager of a Norfolk pig herd has won a national award for his commitment to farm animal welfare.

Ben Thompsett, from Norfolk Free Range, is celebrating winning the "excellence in higher farm animal welfare" category in RSPCA Assured’s first-ever awards for pig and poultry members.

At 23 years old, he leads a six-strong team managing an RSPCA Assured outdoor breeding unit with 1,500 sows for Norfolk Free Range, which is based near Downham Market but has breeding units and farms across East Anglia.

He impressed an........

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