This article offers a new alternative to plastic feed scoops, the use of a 5/10-liter can made of strong plastic and with a built-in handle.
Telma Vieira Tucci
She graduated in 1985 in Brazil, from the University of Sao Paulo, where she remained for a year at the Clinical Medicine department with a research grant. In 1987, she started a collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim Brazil as a technical advisor to customers, in the development of new products and in the applied research together with universities.
In 1990 she moved to Italy, where she worked as a veterinarian for Gruppo Impero on one of the farrow-to-finish 1,000-sow farms, in collaboration with this company’s abattoir, for some 4 years as the person in charge of the suppliers’ economic and qualitative assessment. In 2000, she started working as a consultant together with Pig Service and Josep Barceló. In 2003, and up to now, she started to work with Sus Scrofa Fundación Barcelò organising courses in Italy. She also works with SIP Consultors and Pigchamp-Pro Europa.
She currently trains farm staff in Russia and runs the Italian version of 3tres3.com
Updated CV 19-May-2017
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