Biomin Australia Sponsors the Victorian Pig Fair

by 5m Editor
20 July 2011, at 11:01am

AUSTRALIA - More than 500 people learned about improvements in the pig industry in the recently held Victorian Pig Fair at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre during 7 to 8 June 2011.

Biomin Australia participated as a bronze sponsor in the event that takes place once every 2 years. A total of 41 exhibitors showcased their products and services. It also featured a networking session and seminars including updates from the Pork Corporative Research Centre program. Agricultural Minister Peter Walsh officially opened the fair.

Biomin booth at Victorian Pig Fair

Jason Weare, Technical Sales Manager (Northern Australia) and Sam Custodio, newly appointed Technical Sales Manager (Southern Australia) represented Biomin Australia. Jason gave an introduction of the company during the ‘privilege hour’ on the second day.

Victorian Pig Fair president, Pat Mitchell, a northern Victoria pig producer, said producers from central and northern Victoria, South Australia and Queensland, and pig research students, were at the fair.

Celebrity chef, Ian Curley, who starred in television series Conviction Kitchen, did a pork cooking demo on the afternoon of the first day.

"He’s a really great supporter of pork," Dr Mitchell said.

Seminars during the fair covered topics such as strategies to maximize profit, facing the challenges of group sow housing and sow nutrition.

"The industry is moving away from sow stalls, so people have brought sow feeding stations to make farmers’ lives and the pig’s life easier to look after."

The Victorian Farmers Federation Pig Group also held its annual general meeting at the fair. The fair is one of the longest-running pig fairs in Australia.