Producer-led forum seeks to deliver “calm out of the chaos”

Producers Simon Watchorn and Stephen Tuer will lead a pig performance forum at this week’s Pig & Poultry Fair, running the session at 2pm each day in an attempt to help visiting farmers to achieve some “calm out of the chaos”.

Chaired by AHDB Pork technical innovation manager, Charlotte Evans, the forum is part of a busy AHDB Pork programme which includes a daily on-stand session of pig sector outlook and a review of existing and potential export markets for British pork.

The outlook focus will be held on the organisation’s stand at 11am each day with discussions centred on what lies ahead for the pig sector and the challenges and opportunities which producers need to be ready for. Speakers include AHDB Pork’s chair, Meryl Ward; chief executive, Dr Zoe Davies and Thames Valley Cambac’s general manager, Phil Woodall.

The export focus is billed as a “whistle-stop” tour of the globe, again on the AHDB Pork stand, showing the variety of countries British pork is already being exported to and what the next targets are for future development.

AHDB Pork has also reminded producers that five Pig Industry Professional Register (PIPR) points are available for attending the Fair, and that they should sign the PIPR register at the Fair entrance, at either of the forums or on the AHDB Pork stand.

Headline image shows forum contributors Stephen Tuer (left) and Simon Watchorn

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