Scottish farmers invited to name their own pig research needs

Scottish pig farmers are being invited by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) to outline what areas of future research they would like to see developed.

The focus for the producer-led research ideas programme is a pig research roadshow which is due to be held in Inverurie on February 21, as part of an initiative backed by SRUC’s pig information group.

“This is a two-way process,” said college consultant, Ross Mackenzie. “Pig farmers are being invited to hear all about the current research which is being undertaken while we want to engage with them to hear what research is needed in the future to help take the Scottish pig industry forward.”

Roadshow presentations will also be made by veterinary epidemiologist, Dr Carla Gomes, and SRUC researcher, Dr Emma Baxter.

“We will introduce our latest research, tackling a variety of different issues relating to pig health, welfare and management,” said Dr Baxter. “There will be a particular focus on pig aggression and a chance for farmers to feedback their opinions and experiences.”

For more information and to register for the event email ross.mackenzie(at)sac.co.uk

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