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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

English industry hosts ‘EU Hub’

A busy week last week! Ideas and information were coming thick and fast from our European pig industry colleagues at an ‘EU Hub’ meeting hosted by the BPEX knowledge transfer and research and development teams.

Irish and Dutch guests were also joined by Professor Paul Hughes from Australia. It was an informal chance pick up new information that could help pig producers over here improve their businesses.
The topics ranged from breeding herd parity profile to health and PPRS reduction, from new farrowing pen designs to recruiting new staff for pig farms.

Plus, an interesting idea that’s popular in the Netherlands – an internet forum which pig producers can log into to discuss and swap ideas on practical pig topics. Something for the English pig industry perhaps? You can let us know your thoughts by clicking on ‘comments’ below.
The EU Hub followed straight on from the British Pig and Poultry Fair – if you haven’t had a look yet, you can click here to see pictures of what BPEX got up to at the event. 

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