Monday, 14 January 2013
Great new ideas that producers want to test out on farm are pitched to us every month, with more and more people applying for a BPEX Innovation Fund grant.
The successful applicants get a cash boost from the Fund and practical help from the knowledge transfer team.
Then we ask the producers who benefit from these grants to tell fellow producers about their experience. It helps everyone in the industry decide which new ideas are actually worth investing in.
The range of new systems and technologies producers are trying out include a ‘real-time’ pig weighing system, electronic sow feeders (ESF) for outdoor sows and a water treatment system.
The Innovation Fund is designed to help lower the risk to producers of introducing novel techniques into the English pig industry – and help enhance pig performance more rapidly as part of the Two-Tonne Sow campaign.
Click here to read about the current on-farm projects.