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Margot Crous

Intern: Poultry

My purpose is to use my skills as an animal scientist to aid in feeding an ever-developing country on a sustainable basis while fighting the declining conditions of our planet. I have a duty to inspire people so that they are more educated about our industry and to strive towards producing broiler meat of a higher quality for South Africa.

I was born and raised in Pretoria with my two sisters. As a child, I grew up with horses, and I think this is where my love for agriculture originated. I matriculated from Waterkloof High School in 2014. After high school, I obtained my undergraduate BSc(Agric) degree in animal science from the University of Pretoria. Currently, I am enrolled for an MSc degree in animal nutrition at the same university. The aim of my postgraduate research is to focus on a holistic approach of improving meat quality and quantity by combating drip and cooking loss in a poultry context. I am currently working at Chemuniqué as a poultry intern, where I am also responsible for coordinating egg analyses.

MSc(Agric) Animal Nutrition, University of Pretoria (in progress)

BSc(Agric) Animal Science, University of Pretoria (2019)