Health Is The Key To Profitability

UK - Pig health is the key to a sustainable and profitable future and to help producers to improve and maintain, the British Pig Executive (BPEX) is organising a series of autumn workshops. They will be looking at all aspects of health using contributions from experts and working pig farmers.
calendar icon 12 September 2006
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British Pig Executive

The workshops are another aspect of the BPEX strategy Road to Recovery 2006-09 which has highlighted the importance of making sure the latest knowledge and information reaches working pig farmers in a useable form. BPEX Director of Pig Industry Development Mark Wilson said: “The key is to identify the problems then take action to improve the position and that is exactly where these seminars are aimed.“

The workshops will include:

  • Interpreting and using British Pig Health Scheme (BPHS) reports – by a Specialist Pig Vet /Assessor
  • Improving health status through de-stock/re-stock and herd health strategies - the pitfalls, planning, performance and benefits by a producer
  • Integrating replacement gilts – a Danish Perspective
  • Protecting health status through Biosecurity by a Specialist Pig Vet

The free seminars will start at 3.00pm (tea/coffee will be available from 2.30pm) and will finish at about 7pm, with a light snack. Members of the press are more than welcome to attend any of the seminars and contact details can be found below.

The seminars are:

  • Tuesday 10 October, The Golden Lion, Northallerton
  • Wednesday 11 October, Bishop Burton College, Nr Beverley
  • Tuesday 17 October, The Cedars Hotel, Stowmarket
  • Wednesday 18 October, The Bear Hotel, Hodnet, Nr Market Drayton
  • Tuesday 24 October, Donnington Valley Golf Club, Newbury
  • Wednesday 25 October, Exeter Racecourse, Exeter
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