Full details published on BPEX work

Full details published on BPEX work

Full details of work to improve pig production during the past year has been published in the BPEX Annual Technical Report 2011-2012. The report is an in-depth look at BPEX knowledge transfer and research and development activities which are designed to help producers improve physical pig performance, herd health and environmental management.

BPEX head of research and development Derek Armstrong said: “The sustainability of the pig industry in England hinges on production efficiency and the key focus of the research and development activity is on helping to deliver a more cost-competitive industry.”

The report also includes practical on-farm solutions from the knowledge transfer team to provide ideas for other producers who are experiencing similar challenges. Plus, it provides a single point of reference for university departments and commercial companies to see, at a glance, all the areas of research and development currently under way and spot potential opportunities to work with BPEX and contribute further knowledge to benefit the English pig industry.

The report includes information on:

• Research and development programmes

• Knowledge transfer activity

• Industry statistics

• Health, welfare and food safety

• Environmental and commercial sustainability

• Training and continuous professional development

• Technical support, publications and the website

To download the BPEX Annual Technical Report 2011-2012 go to www.bpex.org.uk/AboutBpex/AnnualReport/default.aspx or call 0247 647 8792 to order one.

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