If you know a swine caregiver who is dedicated to providing excellent care, you can help him or her receive the recognition he or she deserves. Pfizer Animal Health is accepting nominations for a program recognizing workers in pork production operations who consistently reach for higher standards and put in extra effort to make positive contributions to on-farm processes and practices.  

Pfizer’s commitment to best practices and continuous quality improvement has guided the development of the new Fostera PCV vaccine, the only single-dose vaccine that helps prevent porcine circovirus-2 viremia, the company notes. Pfizer is just as committed to honoring pork caregivers.

This program recognizes 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.

“Through the ‘recognition of excellence program,’ we want to celebrate those individuals who go above and beyond to exemplify higher standards,” says Benjamin Church, senior marketing communications manager for Pfizer.

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 April 18-21, 2012.

Nominations can be submitted at PfizerPork.com/SaluteToProducers and must be received by Nov. 30. 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 to win.