Autumn roadshows looking at how the pig industry has responded to the antibiotic challenge will take place across England next month.
The national roadshow run jointly by ForFarmers and AHDB Pork will take place between November 5 and November 26.
The aim is to bring together pig producers from across England to continue the discussion on how the industry has responded to the antibiotic challenge and the next steps we can take.
“We’ll be focusing on how feed, water and practical management, as well as working collaboratively, can help optimise responsible antibiotic use further, while maintaining good animal health and welfare,” the organisers said.
The roadshows will feature a number of prominent speakers from across the pig industry.
The industry’s response and the next steps to meeting reduction targets – Dr Georgina Crayford and Ed Barker, NPA
The importance of water quality, water medication and the practical approach – Nigel Penlington, AHDB and Mark Jagger, BQP.
Feeding for gut health: nutritional solutions to optimise antibiotic use – Dr Charlotte Evans, ForFarmers
Management and considerations for optimising antibiotic use – Dr Mandy Nevel, AHDB
Putting together the pieces: how the industry should work together to improve herd health – AHDB Pork knowledge exchange manager
All meetings will start at 3:00pm and end at 6:00pm, closing with a meal.
November 5 – Newbury Rugby Club, Monks Lane, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7RW
November 6 – Diss Rugby Club, Bellrope Lane, Roydon, Diss, Norfolk IP22 5RG
November 21 – Wetherby Racecourse, York Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS22 5EJ
November 26 – Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Exeter, Devon EX6 7XS.
For catering purposes, please register your interest by clicking the links here or contacting AHDB’s events team:
T: 01904 771218