BSAS announces the winner of its Steve Bishop Early Career Award sponsored by KTN

22 Sep 2020

The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) is pleased to announce, Dr Jennifer McIntyre as the winner of this year’s Steve Bishop Award, for her project proposal titled ‘Worms-Resistance and Moxidectin on Scottish Sheep Farms.’

Sponsored by KTN, the Steve Bishop Early Career Award is aimed at those in the early part of their career as an animal scientist.

Set-up in honour of Professor Steve Bishop, a world-renowned scientist, who made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of the impact of genetics on infectious diseases in farm animals. The award is worth up to £5,000 to be used for specific short research programmes and/or training opportunities in the UK, or overseas, with a new academic or industrial partner. 

‘KTN are really pleased to be sponsoring the Steve Bishop award this year.  The award aims to drive positive change in the industry by supporting new connections and Jennifer’s project is helping to achieve this whilst also addressing an important industry issue.  In addition, she has really thought about Knowledge Exchange and how her research translates to benefit those working in the industry.’ Lucy Mather, KTN.

A Research Assistant at the University of Glasgow and Flock Health Ltd, Jennifer’s project will ask Scottish shepherds about their attitudes towards worm management, resistance, and SCOPA guidelines. She will be testing moxidectin efficacy on selected farms and work with Flock Health Clubs to share results amongst sheep farmers and the wider industry.

‘I was so pleased to be given the chance to do this project.  It’s an area of sheep production which I feel is key for farmers going forward, and with their help I intend to make this a project of real benefit to the sheep industry.’