EASYFIX has announced the appointment of Shane McAuliffe as its new Swine Business Manager.
Shane will be responsible for the sales and development of EASYFIX’s environmental enrichment range for pigs. Mr. McAuliffe has always been an advocate of pig welfare and in 2018 joined EASYFIX to develop their range of environmental enrichment devices for pigs on the international market.
From a prominent pig farming background, Shane’s family farm 2,000 sows across three modern production sites in Kerry including Ireland’s first freedom farrowing commercial pig unit.
Shane graduated from Cork Institute of Technology in 2011 with a BSc in Agriculture and qualified the following year from Waterford Institute of Technology with a BSc Hons degree where his research focused on PCV2 vaccination in piglets and biosecurity practices on Irish pig farms. He then spent a year in Wales studying a post-grad in Livestock Sciences at Aberystwyth University.
After returning to Irish soil, Shane spent time working for Animal Health Ireland as their Technical Working Group Rapporteur and looking after marketing for the pig farmer’s brand Truly Irish Country Foods. He spent 3 years with Interchem as their Swine Technical Sales Manager where he sold; marketed and distributed Ceva and HIPRA swine vaccines in Ireland.
Shane is also Secretary of the Irish branch of the European Pig Producers (EPP) organisation, Secretary of the Irish Pig Health Society; a member of the Irish Farmer’s Association National Pigs and Pigmeat committee and is currently studying part-time for a Masters in Intensive Livestock Health and Production at the Royal Veterinary College of London.
Shane was the recipient of the Intensive Livestock Award at the All-Star Animal Health Awards 2017 and is also ranked 2nd in Ireland on Alltech’s Top 500 Agvocate list.
EASYFIX will be attending the 44th annual Ontario Pork Congress on June 21 and 22, 2018 at the Stratford Rotary Complex in Stratford, Ontario. During the Congress, Shane McAuliffe and Doug Goodale will be discussing the latest range of environmental enrichment devices for pigs. The EASYFIX team will be located in Agriplex at booth E3 during the Congress. For further information see here.