Pfizer announced its Poultry and Pig Trainee of the Year awards at a House of Commons ceremony on Nov. 1.

Benjamin Pollard, who works for Aviagen in East Lothian, became the first to win the Poultry award representing Scotland. Kate Munro-Ashman, who manages a 900-sow outdoor unit in Berkshire, is the second female winner in a row of the Pig award.

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Each winner was awarded a £2500 training grant. "If it hadn't been for the training to improve my understanding of pigs and the people who look after them, I know that we would not still have been in pigs today," said Munro-Ashman.

The awards are currently in their fourth year.