HEIDI HALL IS AWARDED A 2019 NUFFIELD FARMING SCHOLARSHIP
Heidi Hall, Anpario’s Global Technical Manager for Swine, has been awarded a prestigious Nuffield Farming Scholarship to study ‘The Power of the Microbiome to Produce Happy, Healthy Pigs’.
Heidi explains: “The gut contains billions if not trillions of bacteria, fungi and protozoa and is the site of 70% of the body’s immune cells. Managing this population, which is collectively called the microbiome, is essential in optimising gut health, immune function and animal productivity. I am keen to explore the interaction between nutrition and animal health to fully understand how we can better raise animals for the future in a sustainable way”.
Heidi has a BSc Hons Zoology degree from the University of Leeds and has worked in the field of animal nutrition and gut health for 7 years, she is passionate about the British Pig Industry and works closely with farmers in the UK to improve pig health and performance.
Heidi says: “[I am] thrilled to be awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship and planning to travel to USA, China, Denmark and Italy to look at different production systems, discovering novel initiatives to learn how best to produce pigs. I firmly believe in bringing innovative natural solutions to farmers, helping to produce healthy food in a world with growing populations and finite resources without the use of antibiotics in a sustainable and natural way”.
Anpario plc is a UK based, world-leading, innovation driven animal health company producing Specialist Feed Additives that work in harmony with the natural aspects of both the animals’ biology and environment to promote healthy growth. Anpario employs 115 people and operates in more than 80 countries worldwide with over £30 million sales in 2017. For more information please see www.anpario.com.