Producers urged to fill in survey ahead of Pig & Poultry Fair

The organisers of the Pig & Poultry Fair have launched a survey to gauge the industry’s outlook ahead of the 2018 event, which takes place at Stoneleigh on May 15 and 16.

The survey seeks views on how producers feel about their outlook for the next three years and the big issues that are likely to affect their businesses, including Brexit. It will gauge opinions on what producers see as the greatest opportunities for their businesses and also how important data is to to them.

To take part in the short survey, click here

The survey results will inform the various Outlook Forums at the fair and kick start the discussions, providing  chairmen Gary Ford, Duncan Priestner and Pig World’s Alistair Driver with plenty to challenge our experts with on the day.

The forum programme can be viewed here. The events, which take place on both days, include:

11:00 Pig Outlook – preparing for the road ahead

Hear from two industry specialists on the outlook for the pig sector and the challenges and opportunities you need to be ready for.

For the first time, farmers can follow every step that each pig takes from birth to slaughter, with health, growth and carcase data, plus DNA details to help them make production decisions and for end consumers to feel completely confident.

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 15:00 Profiting from pigs without antibiotics

Hear how to keep reducing antibiotic use while maintaining high pig health and performance.

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