The best of the old with something new is the best way to describe the Pig Pocketbook 2013 and the BPEX Yearbook 2012/13. Both are published by BPEX and replace the old Pig Yearbook and the Annual Technical Report.
The pocketbook, which is available now, pulls together a wealth of statistics to provide processors, retailers, farmers and other interested stakeholders with all the information they need.
As well as production levels and exports, it includes data on livestock numbers, slaughtering, consumption, livestock and meat prices, abattoirs and carcase classification.
The BPEX Yearbook, which will be published shortly, details the knowledge transfer and research and development work being carried out by the organisation. This covers all projects including those under the innovation fund scheme.
There’s also a section that looks at the industry in figures.
The Pig Pocketbook 2013 is available free of charge by calling 02476 478850. It can also be found in the BPEX website publications section at: www.bpex.org.uk