Research Report 2012/2013
Achievement awards to promote the PRF vision and mission
In an effort to support and enhance its vision and mission and to achieve its objectives, the PRF offers a number of achievement awards in the following categories:
- Best Doctoral thesis;
- Best Masters thesis;
- Best article published in a scientific journal;
- Person that has contributed in an extraordinary way to promote the PRF's vision and mission;
- Board member that played a meaningful role over time to promote the PRF's activities; and
- During the year under review, the PRF Board also resolved to add a sixth category. This award is aimed at honouring a national or international institution that worked dedicatedly to assist the PRF in attaining its objectives.
During the year under review, awards were announced in four of the categories. Recipients of the awards each received a certificate and a suitable gift.
Best Masters thesis
Mr FV Meyer, "Feed intake growth and carcass composition of weaned piglets receiving varying levels of valine and leucine in their diets", University of Pretoria
Best article published in a scientific journal
Mr GD Sparks, "An economic evaluation of soybean based biodiesel production on commercial farms in KwaZulu-Natal", South Africa
Person that contributed in an extraordinary way to promote the PRF's vision and mission
Prof André Agenbag, Stellenbosch University
Recognition of their outstanding contributions during an uninterrupted period of 11 years as members of the Protein Research Foundation
Mr Gerhard Keun, Chief Executive Officer
The four awards were handed to recipients at suitable events held during the course of the year.