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Topigs researcher honoured by pig industry

Dr Egbert Knol, research director of Topigs Norsvin has received the Dr George Foxcroft Lectureship for his many contributions to pig breeding and breeding management.

The Dr George Foxcroft Lectureship was established to allow the Banff Pork Seminar, in conjunction with the University of Alberta, Canada, to host speakers who are conducting high profile research that is applicable to the pork production industry and will potentially improve production efficiency. Each year one speaker attends the Banff Pork Seminar as part of a legacy of Dr George Foxcroft, swine research pioneer and industry icon.

Dr Knol's work is in understanding and selecting important production traits like material traits, mothering ability and piglet survivability.

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