Posted 26 November 2002A MATURE STUDENT who spent his work placement dealing with the effects of Swine Fever has secured a major pig industry prize.
Fraser Nairn Malcolm, 32, formerly of Stirling, Scotland, but now living in Market Drayton, Shropshire, has been named as the winner of the PIC UK Award 2002.
Mr Malcolm has this year graduated from Harper Adams University College with a first class BSc (Hons) Animal Health degree and scooped the 2002 PIC UK Award with his final year investigational project on the pig industry.
Mr Malcolm joined Harper Adams with very little experience of the industry. His varied background included periods with the armed forces and working in golf club management but during his sandwich year, on placement as a Trading Standards Officer in East Anglia, Fraser was thrown in at the deep end and had to help deal with the effects of the Swine Fever outbreak.
Having graduated in September, Mr Malcolm is now applying for positions within the pig production industry. Judges for the PIC UK Award said: “His interests lie with animal health and welfare and his pragmatic attitude will make him a very useful asset to the industry.”
Caption: (L-R) Mr Stephen Dunstan, General Manager of PIC UK, presents the 2002 Award to Fraser Malcolm.