BPEX: Stockman Training Awards concluded

11-07-2011 | |

The first BPEX Stockman Development Programmes concluded this week in the East and North with two presentation evenings.

BPEX knowledge transfer manager Colin Stone said: “This has been some of the most rewarding work I have been involved with since joining BPEX two years ago. Within Stockman Development East I have witnessed team camaraderie, professionalism and an enthusiastic interest shown in making our industry a career choice that will hopefully secure everyone in the group with jobs of responsibility.”

Well done to everyone on the programmes and a particular mention for two people who received the Trainee of the Year award for the course:

· Roxanne Rogers, Bacton Pigs – Stockman East
· Jarrod Benson, pig manager for James Sanderson – Stockman North


Roxanne said how enjoyable their experience was: “We were not just taught the ‘ideal’ way to manage pigs. We worked as a team and had lots of discussions on the different ways of doing things on different farms. On our unit we have now changed the AIserviceroutine andthis not only saved time but has improved physical performance too.

The Stockman Development Programme is practicaltrainingbased around the Certificates of Competence Stage Two and also involvedvisits to local feed mills and abattoirs in both regions. It was developed for pig stockmen looking to develop their career and looking for possible promotion in the future.

Source: BPEX

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