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Ron Pollard Award for Student

by 5m Editor
23 February 2009, at 11:52am

AUSTRALIA - University of Adelaide student Emma Shattock has won the inaugural Ron Pollard Undergraduate Scholarship Award.


Emma Shattock receiving her award from Ean Pollard

The award was established by Australian Pork Limited (APL) in memory of the late Ron Pollard, a New South Wales producer and former president of the Pork Council of Australia.

Mr Pollard was instrumental in the restructure of the national pig industry which resulted in the formation of APL.

He also served as APL's interim Chairman.

APL General Manager Research and Innovation Dr Darryl D’Souza said that this award continues Ron’s legacy of mentoring the development of young people within the industry.

"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," he said.

Raised on a mixed sheep and cropping property in the mid-north of South Australia, Ms 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. Emma said the award will assist her in gaining further insights into livestock nutrition.

"It will allow me to extend my knowledge within the nutrition field, capitalising on the four weeks I spent working with nutritionists at Lauke Mills, Ridley Agriproducts and Lienert Australia as part of an APL Undergraduate Placement Scholarship," she said.

The award was presented to Emma at a ceremony held at APL headquarters in Canberra last Friday (13th February). It was presented by members of the Pollard family – son Ean, Ron’s widow Faye and Ean’s wife Janine.

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