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Harper to unveil Temperton commemorative boards

Posted 12 January 2011

Harper Adams is delighted to be unveiling a series of special commemorative boards in recognition of more than twenty years of Fellowships in Poultry Research, supported by the University College.

The Temperton Fellowship, founded in 1989, was established to commemorate the contribution of Dr Harold Temperton, Director of the National Institute of Poultry Husbandry at Harper Adams from 1951 to 1974.

Annually, an invited speaker presents a research report to industry experts and other interested parties at the Farmers Club in London, with a current total of 24 Fellows involved.

The boards will list the names of these and future Fellows and will be displayed in the Temperton room at the Shropshire-based campus.

Principal, Dr David Llewellyn attended the presentation by Richard Bird last year entitled ‘The World of Waterfowl.’ He said: “The University College has a long standing relationship with the industry dating back to 1926 with the official opening of the National Institute of Poultry Husbandry.

“These reports are delivered by respected industry experts and highlight important issues that affect all aspects of poultry production.

“This is one of many commitments that the University College is making to generate interest in the sector, another being our recent partnership with Oaklands Farm Eggs Ltd to modernise facilities at the poultry site on campus.”

The latest Temperton Research Fellow is Richard Hutchinson, Sales and Marketing Director of Aviagen Turkeys Ltd. He is to present his report on June 6 2011.

The Temperton Fellowship is financed by the accrued annual interest from the Temperton Trust investments which are derived from contributions and donations, as well as proceeds from sales of the book – ‘The History of the National Institute of Poultry Husbandry’ by ME Telford, PH Holroyd and RG Wells, published by Harper Adams University College, September 1986.

More information can be found at http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/about/temperton.cfm

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