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BPEX to Launch Campaign at Pig Fair

by 5m Editor
20 April 2010, at 5:25pm

UK - BPEX will launch its biggest project yet at the British Pig and Poultry Fair, 11-12 May 2010.

The Two Tonne Sow (2TS) project aims to help the English pig industry achieve an average of 2,000kgs of pig meat per sow per year.

Despite improvements in physical performance in recent years, there remains a significant productivity gap between the English pig industry and its major European competitors:

Kg carcase weight per sow per year 2008
Great Britain 1,608
Denmark 2,075
Netherlands 2,279
France 2,109
Germany 1,993
Ireland 1,789
EU Ave 2,000
Source: BPEX 2008 Pig Cost of Production in Selected Countries

Closing this physical performance gap is crucial to the long term competitiveness of the English pig sector.

We need to ensure we are in a strong position to sustain profitability during periods when the market place and exchange rates are less favourable.