Pig producers will feature more strongly than ever on the speaker list at BPEX’s Breed+3 Regional Producer Events next month.
They will be discussing how they’ve got on with new sow feeding systems and how they’re managing their herds to unlock as much of the genetic potential as possible.
“The four regional events aim to give pig managers and stockmen practical ideas that they can take straight back to their units to help improve breeding herd performance,” BPEX technology co-ordinator Miriam Drewett said. “We know from previous years that producers really value the combination of insights from both fellow producers and technical industry experts.”
Sylviane Boulot from the French institute for pig and pork, John Richardson of Production Performance Services Ltd and a number of UK breeding companies will also be sharing their knowledge on how to reduce pre-weaning mortality, interpret performance figures and optimise genetic potential.
These events are an important part of the Breed+3 initiative, which aims to encourage all producers to review their breeding herd’s performance and identify problem areas to tackle. There will always be something that can be improved, whether a unit is currently averaging 23 pigs weaned or if it’s at 27 and wants to get to 30.
The four meeting dates and locations are:
- November 13 – Newbury Rugby Club
- November 14 – The Granary, Kidderminster
- November 19 – Wetherby Racecourse
- November 20 – Diss Rugby Club
Producers can see full programme details and register online at: www.bpex.org.uk/events