March 18, 2015

Recipients of Innovation Awards announced

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March 18, 2015 – The National Pork Board Swine Innovation (Abstract) Awards were given to three recipients during the Awards Program at the 2015 Midwest Meeting. The recipients are David Rosero, Jennifer Brown, and Muhammed Walugembe. The recipient of the Innovation in Dairy Research Award also was honored during the Awards Program.Congratulations to the recipients! Here are the abstracts by category:

NPB Swine Innovation Award for Research:

David Rosero, The Hanor Company, Franklin, Ky., “Essential nature of fatty acids for the modern lactating sow” – David S. Rosero 1,2, Jack Odle 1, R. D. Boyd 1,2 and E. van Heugten 1, (1)North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, (2)The Hanor Company, Inc., Franklin, KY

Jennifer Brown, Prairie Swine Centre, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, “Mixing strategies for group-housed gestating sows: effects on production” – Jennifer A. Brown 1, Yolande M Seddon 1, Yuzhi Li 2 and Megan M Bouvier 1, (1)Prairie Swine Centre, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (2)University of Minnesota, West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, MN

Muhammed Walugembe pictured with NPB representative Chris Hostetle

Muhammed Walugembe pictured with NPB representative Chris Hostetler

NPB Swine Innovation Award for Education:

Muhammed Walugembe, Iowa State University, “Development of a mobile phone application to predict live body weight in Ugandan village pigs without the use of a scale using various body measurements” – Muhammed Walugembe*, Yu Liu, Vidushi Sukhwal, David M Weiss, Kenneth J. Stalder and Max F. Rothschild, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

The Swine Innovation awards are sponsored by the National Pork Board.

Innovation in Dairy Research Award:

“Receiver Operator Curve (ROC) characteristics for a pregnancy test based on Milk Progesterone (mP4) concentration before or one week after Timed AI (TAI)” – Laura J. Wilsdorf, Scott E. Poock and Matthew C. Lucy*, University of Missouri, Columbia

The Innovation in Dairy Research Award is sponsored by the ASAS Midwest Board.

Jennifer Brown, NPB Swine Innovation Award recipient, pictured with NPB representative Chris Hostetler, and fellow recipient David Rosero.

Jennifer Brown, NPB Swine Innovation Award recipient, pictured with NPB representative Chris Hostetler, and fellow recipient David Rosero.