A training and development tool called Pig Pro has been developed by AHDB to provide farmers with a more simple and flexible way of recording staff skills.
Due for launch in September this year, the tool has already been assessed through a 12-month consultation with industry members and is seen as an alternative to PIPR – the Pig Industry Professional Register.
“Over the years, PIPR has proved to be a valuable tool for farmers, but the industry has moved on and this new system is better suited to the changing needs of the pig industry,” said AHDB’s Skills Development Officer, Samantha Bowsher (pictured above).
“As a result of our ongoing consultation with farmers in trying to gauge what they need to ensure an efficient and easily accessible system for recording their training, AHDB has developed Pig Pro. We are confident this new system will be welcomed by the industry and will prove to be a valuable recording tool for businesses of all sizes.
“These days there is a real demand for members of the pig farming industry to demonstrate competence to groups such as assurance schemes and this one-stop shop will allow you to access all relevant data and recordings needed.”