Prof Paul Hughes and Dr Wallace Henry Pig Reproduction Papers

22nd July 2014

During July, Devenish Nutrition had the privilege of having two experts on Pig Reproduction speak at a number of events, where they shared their expertise on behalf of Devenish. Professor Paul Hughes discussed “Breeding herd management to maximise efficiency & output”, whilst Dr Wallace Henry presented “30 piglets per sow per year: A dream?”

Professor Paul Hughes

Paul Hughes was brought up on a hill sheep farm in North Wales. He holds an honours degree in agricul¬tural science and a Ph.D. in reproductive physiology from the University of Nottingham in the UK. In the 1970s & 1980s he taught at the Royal Agricultural College and the University of Leeds, Department of Animal Physiology & Nutrition prior to emigrating to Australia in 1985.

More recently he has been employed at Muresk Institute in Western Aus¬tralia and the University of Melbourne, where he was the inaugural Head of the Animal Science Department in the Institute of Land & Food Re¬sources. Currently, he is Program Leader of the Pig & Poultry Production Institute based at the Roseworthy campus of Adelaide University.

He has published more than 180 original research papers and reviews in refereed journals on topics as diverse as the endocrinology of puberty in rats, pheromone feedback systems in sheep and nutrition-reproduction interaction in pigs. Perhaps he is best recognised as a co-author of the book “Reproduction in the pig” and, more recently, the CD-ROM “Re¬productive management of pigs”. Paul has also built up a reputation for giving lively & informative farmer talks.

For a copy of Prof Paul Hughes paper, please click here

Dr Wallace Henry

Upon completing his BSc in Agriculture from the Uni¬versity of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Wallace Henry went to the University of Leeds where he achieved in Ph.D in “The Effects of Nutrition on Sow Reproduction and Piglet Growth”.

Wallace has worked in a number of different roles in the agriculture industry since then, including Nutrition, Pig Product Sales and Technical and Operations Director in companies including the Meat and Livestock Commission, Nutec and Devenish Nutrition.

Dr Henry currently works as an independent consultant for Rektify Ltd, and continues to advise on issues such as Pig Husbandry, Research Co-ordination and Planning, Technical Nutritional Advice and also Practical Pig Production as a shareholder in SM Pigs Ltd.

For a copy of Dr Wallace Henry paper, please click here

Devenish Nutrition would like to take this opportunity to thank them both for their time and highly informative discussions at the events.

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