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Ken Laughlin Awarded Harper Adams University College Temperton Fellowship

by 5m Editor
16 December 2006, at 2:15pm

UK - Aviagen, the world's leading poultry breeding company, is pleased to announce that Dr Ken Laughlin, Aviagen's Vice President of Policy and Strategy, has been awarded the 15th Temperton fellowship.

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Ken Laughlin will research and present his report under the title of "The Evolution of Genetics, Breeding and Management" at the annual Temperton Fellowship for Poultry Research in London on Monday 11 Julne 2007.

The Temperton Fellowship was established to commemorate the contribution of Dr Harold Temperton, Director of the National Institute of Poultry Husbandry at Harper Adams Agricultural College, Shropshire from 1951 to 1974. It is financed by the accrued annual interest from the Temperton Trust investments deriving from contributions and donations as well as proceeds from the sale of a book, The History of the National Institute of Poultry Husbandry by ME Telford, PH Holroyd and RG Wells, published by Harper Adams Agricultural College, September 1986.

Ken Laughlin is responsible for supporting Aviagen's technical development and services globally by communicating regulatory changes, directing Aviagen's global welfare initiatives and implementing appropriate strategies. He also assists in developing on-going continuing education programmes for Aviagen's technical managers and developing strategies for new opportunities in customer support.

Dr Laughlin said; "I am delighted to receive the 15th Temperton Fellowship. Each year the reports bring up some fascinating findings and I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute a piece of research on an issue that is important to the global poultry industry and will provide support for future research."

Peter Page, Aviagen's Vice President - Europe added: "Here at Aviagen we encourage our staff to become involved within the industry through research and development. The Temperton Fellowship is a highly respected accolade within the poultry industry and I would like to congratulate Ken on his achievement. "

Peel Holyroyd, Chairman of the Temperton Fellowship said; "The inclusion of the role of the breeder and skilled farm management is a great opportunity to look ahead, recognising the amazing contribution of the first fourteen fellows who, like Dr Laughlin, have a life-time experience in poultry production."

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