Two student scientists were announced as winners of the R.O. Ball Young Scientist award at the recent 2015 Banff Pork Seminar.
The award, named after researcher and former seminar director Dr. Ron Ball, recognizes graduate students who provide a best overall combination of good and relevant science, a well-written abstract, and excellent presentation.
The first prize of $500 was awarded to Natalie May of the University of Alberta for her work on identification of seminal plasma proteins associated with boar fertility. Second prize of $250 went to Janelle Fouhse of the University of Alberta for her paper on starch and fibre characteristics of barley which influence energy digestion in grower pigs.