Official: Writtle College reopens pig unit
Chair of governors Lotte Olsen performed the ceremony, cutting the ribbon at Sturgeons Farm on Friday (4 February).
The pig unit has been repositioned to allow greater emphasis on research. A brand new sow house has also been constructed which marks a £200k investment from the college in the operation.
Caroline Flanagan, head of the college’s School of Sustainable Environments, said: “The investment in the future of the farming operation has been timely given the college’s renewed emphasis on our agriculture portfolio.
“Increasingly Writtle is attracting high calibre undergraduate and masters students who are going on to make an important contribution both in the UK and internationally.”
Pictured (left to right): Lotte Olsen (Chair of Governors), Andrew Carter (Pig Unit Manager) and Caroline Flanagan (Head of Sustainable Environments).