Bridge House Farm
Charlie Thompson is a vet and Director at Bridge House Farm Ltd, Long Buckby, Northamptonshire. After 8 years working in veterinary practice, and a short stint in the pharmaceutical industry he returned to his family farm. They run a high health nucleus breeding herd for Genesus Inc from Canada; which is where the herd was originally sourced in 2017. Recently they have exported over 2,500 breeding pigs to China across three shipments; the biggest exports ever from the UK. The farm has employed innovative techniques in feeding, data tracking and Electronic Identification technologies to add value and improve the welfare and productivity of their business. This innovation was central to winning Farmers Weekly Pig Farmer of the Year and Pig World Indoor Producer of the Year 2020.