lundi 10 avril 2017

Student Placement Opportunities!

The Teagasc Pig Development Department is based in southern Ireland near Cork . Our aim is to support the Irish pig industry by providing knowledge based solutions to the challenges facing producers and stakeholders . W e carry out research in the areas of pig health, behaviour, nutrition and welfare , both in our research centre and on c ommercial farms . Current research topics in the departme nt include:  Improving piglet survival through nutrition and management  Environmental enrichment strategies for growing pigs  Looking at the relationship between antibiotic use and pig welfare  Development of post mortem checks to identify welfare issues on farm As well as research and technical staff, our unit hosts several full time PhD and MSc students, and we often receive visiting undergraduate and postgraduate students for work experience or short projects. So if you are ...  An agriculture student who need hands on farm work experience  An undergraduate student looking to carry out a short project  I nterested in anim al welfare or getting research experience  A MSc/PhD student who would like to carry out a project as a visiting student ..... w e would like to hear from you! F urther d etails are available on our website ( ) , or contact Laura Boyle ( ) or Keelin O ’ Driscoll ( )