Posted 4 March 2010
On February 25, Harper Adams University College hosted a dinner for leaders of the poultry sector.
The aim was to give them a chance to discuss how they could encourage more young people to consider a career in the sector, where they are badly needed.
Harper Adams Principal Dr David Llewellyn said: “A number of ideas were discussed during the course of the evening which we hope to progress in conjunction with industry representative groups.”
Positive discussions were held about poultry industry scholarships and work placement opportunities for students considering a career in the sector.
Harper Adams administers the annual Temperton Fellowships for poultry industry research. In 2009, fellow Dr Murdo MacLeod highlighted the need for more dedicated young scientists in the poultry sector.
The 2010 report, “The World of Waterfowl”, will be presented by Richard Bird, Managing Director of Cherry Valley Farms, at the Farmers’ Club, London, on June 7.