The application of “cutting edge technology to safeguard pig health” will be the focus of this year’s BPEX innovation conference at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on May 13.
Headlined as a “must for forward-thinking owners and farm managers, vets and allied industry” the conference will be opened by new BPEX chair, Meryl Ward, and new AHDB CEO, Jane King.
Key programme details and speakers are as follows:
- Breakthroughs in electronic identification for pigs – Charlie Purser, PureSpekt, and Richard Riley, JSR
- Novel diagnostics in the animal sector -Neil Boonham, Fera
- Novel diagnostics in the horticulture industry: what can we learn? – University of Worcester
- Alternative treatments: Using viruses to diagnose and treat bacterial infections – Martha Clokie, University of Leicester
- Probiotics and autogenous vaccines – Bent Andersen, ChemVet
There will also be a number of “breakout group sessions” covering outdoor innovations, indoor innovations (precision farming) and innovations in the supply chain (hygienic, light and odourless buildings).