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18

Oct

2018

Wynnstay Awards for Harper Adams University Students

News

Each year Wynnstay is delighted to recognise the efforts of Harper Adams University students by presenting the Wynnstay Beef Award, and new for 2018, the Wynnstay Calf & Youngstock Award.

Wynnstay Calf & Youngstock Award

Wynnstay Calf and Youngstock AwardThe Wynnstay Calf & Youngstock Award is presented to the final year student who has achieved the highest mark for their Honours Research Project on a calf and/or heifer related topic. The first winner of the award was Christina Gale from Somerset, who was presented the award by Wynnstay Calf Specialist Jessica Charlton (who also studied at Harper Adams University.)

Senior Lecturer Emma Bleach said:

"Christina conducted her project on the long-term effect of copper level in the diet on the performance and copper status of replacement dairy heifers, which was funded by the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board.

"Christina received a first class mark for her thesis, and graduated on 21 Sept 2018 with a first class degree in BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science.

"Christina has landed a job as a UK and Ireland Marketing Manager for CEVA Animal Health, so spends a lot of her time travelling."

Wynnstay Beef Award

TWynnstay Beef Awardhe Wynnstay Beef Award is awarded for the best beef Honours Research Project and was presented by Area Business Manager, Steve Jarrett.  This year’s winner was Paul Brown for his HRP ‘Evaluation of a transitional milk replacer on the performance of artificially reared dairy-bred beef calves to 12 weeks.

Simon Marsh, Principal Lecturer said:

“Paul was an exceptional student with exemplary commitment and dedication to his HRP which involved a significant amount of practical work and recording of data. Paul was awarded a first for his HRP. The results of this study will be presented as a conference paper at the British Society of Animal Science annual meeting in April 2019.

Paul comes from a family farm in Ayrshire where they run a 100 head Holstein dairy herd. Paul is currently employed by AB Agri as a Ruminant Specialist with the New Ventures team and is targeting a long term career in Ruminant Consultancy.”

Steve Brown, Wynnstay Ruminant Feeds Product Manager said:

“We are very pleased to be recognising the fantastic achievements of these two students through the two Wynnstay awards. Wynnstay are very proud to support the next generation of innovators and specialists coming into the industry from Harper Adams University. Both Christina and Paul are very deserving winners and we wish them all the very best in their careers.”