Pfizer Animal Health has announced the three finalists for its annual Pig Trainee of the Year award.

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Kate Munro-Ashman, the manager of a 900-sow outdoor unit producing weaners; Peter Hunt, who works with an outdoor pig herd at LB & HE Bowker at Cotley Farm; and Helen Hooks, who manages a 540-sow indoor unit producing weaners and was a runner-up for the 2008 award, have been chosen. The award, which includes a training grant and a cash prize worth a combined total of £2500, will be presented Nov. 1 at a House of Commons ceremony for both the pig and poultry sectors.