Food for thought for pig producers

The future of pig feeding and data recording will be showcased by a packed programme of speakers from across the globe at the annual BPEX Innovation Conference on June 24, 2014.

The free one-day event is a must for those who want to know where the pig sector will be by 2020. It will provide information, ideas and insights into new technology that English pig businesses need to help secure a competitive and profitable future.

BPEX technical communications manager Miriam Drewett, who is organising the event, said this year’s conference themes, feeding and performance data, were two of the biggest influences on physical pig performance and cost efficiency.

“Through this event, BPEX is highlighting exciting and innovative solutions to meet the needs of modern, competitive businesses, looking locally and globally as well as learning from other industries,” she added.

“Science, management techniques and technologies are emerging all the time and it’s vital that we investigate them and adopt the best and most relevant available to make sure English pig businesses can grow and compete in the global marketplace.”

New ingredients, feed efficiency, feed blending technology and the results of cutting-edge Canadian research into “precision feeding” all feature in the morning session, chaired by nutritionist Mick Hazzledine.

The second session on recording and data interpretation, chaired by Rattlerow’s Simon Guise, will include pig and poultry producers showing how they use data to drive their businesses, what’s on their ‘dashboard’ and how to make sense of data to make meaningful management decisions.

The conference is at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire from 09:45 to 17:00, with lunch and refreshments provided. Online booking is available, and there are opportunities for relevant allied industry companies to exhibit at the conference.

To register for the event, book online at:

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