Australian pork prize awarded to nutrition student

20-02-2009 | |

University of Adelaide student Emma Shattock has won the inaugural Ron Pollard Undergraduate Scholarship Award, Australian Pork Limited (APL) announced.

“Emma is an outstanding student and worthy recipient of the award. We trust that this award will continue to foster her interest in livestock nutrition, including pig nutrition,” said APL general manager research and innovation, Dr Darryl D’Souza.

Raised on a mixed sheep and cropping property in the mid-north of South Australia, Shattock developed an interest in nutrition while working with cattle for the Royal Adelaide Show during high school. She is now about to enter her third and final year of a Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science), majoring in livestock science.

Shattock said the award will assist her in gaining further insights into livestock nutrition.

The award was presented to her at a ceremony held at APL headquarters in Canberra last week. The award was established in memory of the late Ron Pollard, New South Wales producer and former president of the Pork Council of Australia.

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