Harper doubles pig unit for research
Harper Adams University College is joining forces with JSR Genepacker 90s and
will invest over Â£500,000 to improve facilities and stock and encourage future
research projects for the market sector.
Prof Wynne Jones, principal at the college, said the investment was necessary
to adapt to new pressures and market changes. The pig unit at Harper Adams will
double in size from 120 to 240 sows, with new dry sow and farrowing units being
built in two phases.
projects include nitrogen retention, feed additives and immune system
enhancement, and it is hoped these will soon be joined by additional projects as
the new facilities are introduced. JSR has announced that it will be sponsoring
a technician's post at the college for a two-year period.
Adams University College
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