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What it takes to become Pig Farmer of the Year

Steve Hart from Downham Market in Norfolk has just been named Pig Farmer of the Year. Photo: ITV News Anglia

Steve Hart from Downham Market in Norfolk has just been named Pig Farmer of the Year.

He recently swapped his overalls for a dinner suit to accept the award at a glittering Farmers' Weekly ceremony hosted by Fiona Bruce.

He won the award for the high welfare standards on his farm.

Steve's pig farm supplies one of the country's biggest supermarkets. Credit: ITV News Anglia

In the early 1990s Steve invested his last £500 into pig farming.

His company - Norfolk Free Range - now supplies one of the country's biggest supermarkets and a well-known restaurant chain.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

"Once we were down to the final three obviously I was very keen to win it.

"And now extremely proud, proud for the business and everybody who works for us because it's a real team effort."

– Steve Hart, Pig Farmer of the Year

Steve Hart has 13,000 sows on fields in the area around Wisbech and Downham Market.