EU Pig Innovation group awards Grand Prix winners

Eight pig producers from across Europe will showcase best practice techniques in pig production as winners of the first EU PiG Grand Prix contest.
calendar icon 27 October 2017
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The EU Pig Innovation Group (EU PiG) have selected the winners for the first Grand Prix contest, an initiative aimed at highlighting and recognising farms within their 13 EU member states, that adopt innovative best practice relating to one the EU PiG themes of health, welfare, precision production and meat quality.

The winning practices, awarded the prestigious title of EU PiG Ambassador, are:

First EU PiG Ambassadors

AHDB's Charlotte Evans, EU PiG project coordinator:

The network of 19 partner organisations worked with producers in all 13 countries to identify pig production innovations that are working well in practice, drawing in nearly 300 entries to be shortlisted and assessed by industry experts.

Thanks and huge congratulations go to all eight Ambassadors for their winning examples of best practice – which they and the pig industry can be very proud of. We are looking forward to finding out more about them and sharing information with other producers across Europe who can benefit from adopting similar tried-and-tested practices on their units.

EU PiG is about connecting pig producers and others across the European pig industry, and sharing the latest best practice and innovations, and the Grand Prix entrants have given us a varied and impressive range of ideas to help other producers improve on-farm efficiency.

The EU PiG project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Producers can contact their local Regional Pig Innovation Group (RPIG) leaders for more details on the best practices and other innovators in their region.

For more information, visit the EU PiG Ambassadors page

Emily Houghton

Editor, The Pig Site

Emily Houghton is a Zoology graduate from Cardiff University and was the editor of The Pig Site from October 2017 to May 2020. Emily has worked in livestock husbandry, and has written, conducted and assisted with research projects regarding the synthesis of welfare and productivity of free-range food species.

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