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The Whole Hog and a Chance to Win a Boar

by 5m Editor
28 April 2008, at 1:58pm

UK - To prove that enhanced performance can go hand-in-hand with superior meat quality, pig breeding company ACMC Ltd will be hosting a hog roast, using its own breed of pigs, on both days of the British Pig and Poultry Fair (NAC, Stoneleigh 13th and 14th May).

And, on top of that producers visiting ACMC Stand 88 will also have the opportunity to win a Vantage Boar worth £1000.

Hot roasted hog from their own pigs will be available on ACMC's stand at the Pig Fair. Pig farmer Mike Evison (pictured) will be cooking and carving.

Visitors to the stand will be asked to complete a ticket giving email address and herd size details. The ticket will be entered into a free draw with a chance to win the terminal sire.

The hog roast will run between 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm, when visitors can tuck into a roll with a generous helping of mouth-wateringly delicious slow-roasted pork - complete with stuffing and crackling. The 'hog' will be freshly roasted at the event by Mike Evison, a pig farmer from Fitling, near Hull, East Yorkshire who also runs the 'Hot Trotters' hog-roasting business.

The 85kg carcase for roasting will be progeny from an ACMC AC1 female and a Vantage sireline boar. The aim is to demonstrate how these particular genetics can combine prolificacy, fast growth and efficient feed conversion to enhance meat quality.

"In these particularly difficult times we wanted to take a positive approach while offering something tasty to cheer producers up," said James Hall, ACMC senior marketing manager. "The organisers of the Fair aim to forge links with the entire supply chain. ACMC hopes it is also entering into the spirit of this."

Details of the financial performance of ACMC genotypes- including how feed savings worth £6 per pig have been achieved over the past 10 years - will be available throughout the event.

5m Editor