February 24, 2017


Novus International hosts first meeting of swine nutritionists' group


Novus International recently hosted the inaugural meeting of the Next Generation Swine Nutritionist Council, which was formed this year with the aim of providing up-and-coming nutritionists in the swine industry the resources for non-company career development and professional skill training, among others.


The initial meeting, held in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, featured a presentation from Dr. Gary Allee, professor emeritus of the University of Missouri. He discussed the changes, innovations and discoveries he has seen during his career and time working in the industry.


Dr. Laura Greiner, director of research, Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions (CISS), also shared some of the new technologies her group is evaluating and on which it is working to help develop the industry for the next 10 to 25 years.


Additionally, attendees got the chance to brush up on their skills with a communications and presentation course facilitated by Dr. Jim Sullivan, US ruminant business manager, Novus International.


"As a young professional in a highly competitive field, I was looking for resources to develop new skills and network with my peers and there weren't many. It is great to have … a company like Novus working to provide an avenue for us to get those resources and grow," said Dr. David Rosero, who was also in attendance.


To become a part of the council, you may contact Rachel Hieston, marketing specialist – North America, Novus International, at rachel.hieston@novusint.com.


Novus International, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is a global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions.

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