Swine specialist wins prestigious honour
Swine specialist, Rodger Main has recently received the
Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award from the University of Minnesota
College of Veterinary Medicine and Pfizer Animal Health. Main was honoured for
his contributions to swine health management and best practices in the
The annual award is recognised as one of the most prestigious in the swine
Main, who serves as the director of production systems for Murphy-Brown's
Western Operations Hog Production Group in Ames, coordinates herd health
activities, leads production research and associated production system
improvement initiatives, and directs multiplication functions.
With operations located throughout the Midwest and in South-Western Utah,
Main works with hog production operations consisting of about 400,000 sows,
producing 8 million market hogs per year.
Main graduated from Iowa State
University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. In 2005, he earned a
doctorate degree in clinical swine nutrition and production from Kansas State
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