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Steve Jarrett & Rosie McGowan




Harper Adams student secures Wynnstay award


Each year Wynnstay is delighted to recognise the efforts of a student at Harper Adams University to advance knowledge in our industry.

This year’s prize has gone to Rosie McGowan, from Northumberland, for her outstanding research project: ‘Evaluation of feeding elevated levels of milk replacer on the health of artificially reared beef calves to 12 weeks’.

Rosie, who graduated with a 1st class BSc Agriculture with Animal Science degree, was presented with the 2016 Wynnstay Beef Award at the University’s recent graduation event.

The results of her study will also be presented as a conference paper at the British Society of Animal Science annual meeting in April next year.

Rosie, who comes from a Northumberland farming family which runs a herd of Dexter cattle to supply their farm shop, beef boxes and a local pub, is now travelling in America to learn more about global agriculture production and working on red meat farms before returning to the UK.

Wynnstay Group area business manager, Steve Jarrett, said: “Rosie was a deserving winner for a thorough and innovative research project, which was reflected in the 1st  class degree that she secured.

“This award recognises the next generation of innovators and specialists in the beef sector and Rosie has got her career off to a flying start by winning the Beef Award.”

The Wynnstay Beef Award is made annually to a final year Bachelor of Sciences or Foundation Sciences degree student at the Shropshire University who produces the best beef Honours Research Project or Professional Research Project.

The winner has to demonstrate outstanding innovation within the beef sector, through both case studies and practical research.