Pfizer Now Accepting Nominations for Awards

by 5m Editor
16 September 2011, at 5:44pm

US - Pfizer Animal Health is accepting nominations for a programme recognising people working in pork operations who consistently reach for higher standards and put in extra effort to make positive contributions to on-farm processes and practices.

Pfizer Animal Health's commitment to best practices and continuous quality improvement has guided the development of the new FosteraTM PCV vaccine, the only single-dose vaccine that helps prevent PCV2 viraemia. Pfizer Animal Health is just as committed to honouring pork care-givers. This programme recognises people who work behind the scenes – those in the barn, service managers, production managers or anyone else who ensures every little thing is done right – to raise healthy, productive pigs.

Benjamin Church, senior marketing communications manager at Pfizer Animal Health, said: "Through the Fostera PCV recognition of excellence programme, we want to celebrate those individuals who go above and beyond to exemplify higher standards. Just as Fostera PCV can help drive herd health to a high level, the individuals we are seeking for this program are demonstrating high standards of pork production."

Winners will be selected by an independent panel and each will receive $1,000 cash, plus an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the Pfizer Animal Health headquarters and New York City on 18 to 21 April 2012.

Nominations can be submitted at and must be received by 30 November 2011. Producers, veterinarians and others working in the pork industry are encouraged to nominate qualified individuals for these awards. Purchasing product is not required to make a nomination or win.