Alltech has engaged Jason Evans as business manager for its UK pig division. As well as managing the company’s portfolio of pig nutritional products, he will oversee the delivery of Alltech’s Pig Assist Programme consultancy service to producers all over the UK.

Mr Evans’s career includes managing a 600-sow breeding unit for 20 years and a period at the pig breeding company Hermitage Genetics.    

Commenting on his new post, Mr Evans says: “Having worked and managed a large-scale pig unit, I know first hand the challenges that pig producers face. This sets me in good stead when it comes to providing nutritional advice and support to help improve production efficiency.”

“I’ve always enjoyed the practical aspect of pig production, with an interest in all areas from housing ventilation to genetics and nutrition. I’m looking forward to transferring my skills and knowledge to my new role with Alltech.”