Today’s Pig and Poultry Forums – still time to register!

There is still time to register for what promises to be a highly informative series of online pig forums today.  

Partnered by ABN, the Pig & Poultry Forum’s virtual outlook event will be held throughout today, with the programme including the pig, poultry meat and egg outlooks, plus a number of technical sessions, all of which will be free to attend live online.

Farmers and stakeholders from across the supply chain can register for free to watch the forums throughout the day and put questions to the panellists.

Sessions for pig farmers include: ‘Pig Outlook’ at 11:30, ‘Optimising sow and pre-weaning piglet performance at’ 12:30, and ‘Ammonia: What’s coming, how to prepare and funding opportunities at 13:15.

The pig forums:

11:30 Pig Outlook

  • Mike Sheldon, AHDB (Chair)
  • Sophie Throup, Morrisons
  • Andrew Saunders, Pilgrim’s UK
  • Rob Mutimer, NPA

12:30 Optimising sow and pre-weaning piglet performance

  • Steve Jagger, ABN (Chair)
  • Chris Opschoor, Topigs Norsvin
  • Kristian Volshoj, AB Neo

13:15 Ammonia: What’s coming, how to prepare and funding opportunities

  • Jon Foot, AHDB (Chair)
  • Philippa Mansfield, Catchment Sensitive Farming
  • Simon Lague, Big Dutchman
  • Daniel Holling, Big Dutchman

The Pig Outlook will examine how consumer themes of higher animal welfare and environmental improvements are mirrored in the pig sector, and will be chaired by AHDB’s Mike Sheldon, with Morrisons’ Sophie Throup, Pilgrim’s UK’s Andrew Saunders, and the new National Pig Association chairman Rob Mutimer on the panel.

Optimising sow and pre-weaning piglet performance will look at how producers need to adjust their feed patterns to keep up with the change in pig genetics in a conversation chaired by ABN’s Steve Jagger and featuring Topigs Norsvin’s Chris Opschoor and AB Neo’s Kritian Volshoj.

The session on ammonia will examine how the Government’s Clean Air Strategy will impact the agriculture sector, and will be chaired by AHDB’s Jon Foot with panellists Phillipa Mansfield from Catchment Sensitive Farming, and Simon Lague and Daniel Holling from Big Dutchman.

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