Allflex USA, part of Antelliq announces the hiring of Lauren Honegger as the swine specialist. In her new role, Honegger will be based in Champaign, Ill., and will be responsible for on-farm sales and technical support, including implementation of, and training and education on, identification products and data collection.
“We’re pleased to add Lauren to our team,” says Steve Bretey, North American Swine Business manager for Allflex Livestock Intelligence. “Her background in all phases of swine production, research and consumer outreach will give our customers insight on a number of fronts.”
Honegger is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a master’s degree with emphasis in meat science and muscle biology. Her graduate research focused on cooking and consumers’ perception of pork. Honegger also gained hands-on experience in all phases of swine production as assistant manager at the Imported Swine Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois.
Her graduate experience and lifelong involvement in the pork industry, including serving as a junior board member with the Team Purebred junior swine association and intern with the National Pork Board, will influence her swine production work with Allflex.
“I’m excited to join the progressive team at Allflex,” says Honegger. “I look forward to meeting new customers and renewing touches I’ve made in the industry and during my tenure at the University of Illinois.”
Allflex is the world leader in design technology, manufacture and delivery of animal identification, management and monitoring systems across all production animal species, companion animals and fish. Allflex has brought cutting-edge, practical applications of visual, electronic and radio frequency in animal identification technology across the world for more than six decades, contributing to a safer global food supply. Allflex also offers precision instruments and syringes for the veterinary and livestock markets and tissue sampling devices for genomics for all species. Allflex has manufacturing and technology subsidiaries in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and China. Allflex products are distributed in 60 countries worldwide.