Third generation farmer Roger Mercer has been awarded a coveted Fellowship of Royal Agricultural Societies FRAgS, in recognition of his agricultural, pork and poultry business Packington Free Range and the contribution he makes to the agricultural industry.

“It is a wonderful organisation to belong to and a great honour for me to receive this award,” says Mercer. “There are lots of good farmers in this country so it is difficult for me to justify why we have won this award, but at Packington, our farming approach is very much aimed at providing food with provenance and respecting the welfare of our animals, which comes above all else.”