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Fiona Chambers, a Director of RBI and Managing Director of Rare Breeds Trust of Australia, has been honoured as the recipient of the 2011 Delicious Food Heritage Award in Australia. The Produce Awards were announced at a spectacular gala event held at the Sydney Opera House in July.

Fiona Chambers, who farms Wessex Saddleback pigs, along with Shropshire sheep and Silver Grey Dorking poultry at Bullarto in Victoria's Daylesford-Macedon region is recognised for her dedication to endangered breeds, and Alla Wolf-Tasker said  "I can't think of anyone who has done more for rare breeds in Australia".

Fiona and husband Nicholas were delighted to receive the award. "With more than 1,000 nominations we are overwhelmed to have had our Wessex Saddleback Chorizo selected to be amongst the best produce in the country" said Nicholas. "It acknowledges the merit of keeping heritage breeds alive, something we have worked
tirelessly to achieve over the past 16 years", and Fiona hoped “that this award will encourage others to keep and register rare breeds and join with us to conserve the diversity of our food".

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