APSA AWARD - International APSA Travel Scholarship Award

The purpose of the APSA Travel Scholarship is to introduce outstanding early-career international pig scientists and their cutting-edge research to the Australasian pork industry. The scholarship will provide travel support to promising early-career scientists for presentation of their work at the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) conference

 The aims of the Scholarship are to:

  1. Support early career researchers to attend conferences,
  2. Enhance the researcher's professional development, and
  3. Assist the researcher to develop a network with Australasian delegates in the area of pig science.

2015 IATS Award winners are Dr Hyatt Frobose from Kansas State University

 Dr Hyatt Frobose - 2015 International APSA Travel Scholarship Winner

Batterham Award

The Batterham Memorial Award is a prestigious award conferred by APSA in memory of the late Dr Ted Batterham. The Award is made to a young scientist within 10 years of graduation and is conferred with the aim to "stimulate and develop innovation in the pig industry". It is anticipated that the cash award will enable the recipient to broaden his or her exposure to national or international pig science. The award is sponsored by the Australasian Pig Science Association.

2015 Batterham Award Winner was Ms Heather Channon Australian Pork Limited

Left to Right: Dr Alison Collins - 2013 APSA Vice-President and Ms Heather Channon - 2015 Batterham Award Winner 

APSA Medal

The APSA Medal encourages the development of our student membership base by recognising the best presentation from a student at their first APSA conference. The award recognises excellence in science and the students ability to convey the scientific outcomes to the audience. The award is sponsored by the Becan Consulting Group.

 2015 APSA Medal winner was Carolina Munoz from University of Melbourne "A study of agonistic strategies after mixing in group housed sows", co-authored with P.H. Hemsworth and E. Jongman.

Left to Right: Carolina Munoz - 2015 APSA Medal Winner and Dr Tony Edwards - BECAN Consulting and APSA Medal sponsor  

Poster Award

The coveted poster award is presented in recognition of the poster that was best able to catch the eye of the reader, make a statement, provide evidence to support the scientific statements and stimulate overall discussion with the audience. The Poster Award is open to any person who presents a poster at APSA, with the winner presented with a trophy and a prestigious bottle of wine.

2015 APSA Poster winner by Kirrily O'Halloran from Rivalea Australia "Evaluation of sow and litter performance with addition of a bio-surfactant to lactation diets", co-authored by R.R. Carter, D.J. Henman and C.L. Collins.

APSA Fellow

The APSA fellow is a prestigious award offered in recognition of past and present members who have made an outstanding contribution to APSA, research in pig science and the wider Australian pig industry. The award was first presented in 2007 and is sponsored by the Australasian Pig Science Association.

Selection Criteria

The contributions of the APSA Fellow to APSA may be as:

·        APSA Committee (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, ordinary committee member)

·        Technical content contribution (editor, referee, scientific authors etc)

·        Membership development (students, national and overseas)

·        Contribution and commitment to Pig Science (research, involvement in post-graduate training)

2015 APSA Fellow award recipient was Professor John Pluske

Left to Right: Prof Frank Dunshea - 2013 APSA Fellow and Professor John Pluske - 2015 APSA Fellow