The start of the PigSustain project has been a really exciting time in my academic career. After almost eight years in Newcastle, I upped sticks and moved my life down to Leeds to begin work as a research technician. So far, this has involved trips to commercial farms, learning about the pig production process and getting to grips with a lot of new concepts (and acronyms!). I am heavily involved in the development of an automated detection system for on-farm health and welfare measures and, together with the team in Lincoln, we're progressing well with getting this ready for trials. It's looking like it's going to be a busy summer (in a good way!) and I'm excited to see how PigSustain will continue to develop and evolve in the coming months.
The excitement of starting a new job!