Restocked and refurbished – Writtle College officially reopens the Pig Unit

February 2011

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

The official opening of the Writtle College Pig Unit went ahead on Friday 4 February with Lotte Olsen, Chair of Governors at Writtle College, cutting the ribbon during a ceremony held at the College’s Sturgeons Farm.

The pig unit at the College has been repositioned to allow greater emphasis on research and 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 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. The new restocked and refurbished Pig Unit goes a long way to encouraging and supporting our students. ” said Caroline.

Pictured (l to r): Lotte Olsen (Chair of Governors), Andrew Carter (Pig Unit Manager) and Caroline Flanagan (Head of Sustainable Environments).