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EPP Congress in Dublin: What to expect?

Quality, traceability and productivity. Those are the key themes of the upcoming 26th European Pig Producers Congress in Dublin, Ireland, later this month.

The 3-day event will take place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin from May 25-27, and is set up around a mixture of technical presentations and practical visits.

The Irish pig industry will also receive plenty of attention at the event. Ciaran Carroll, head of the pig development department at the Irish agriculture and food development authority (Teagasc), will give an overview of Irish pig production, after which speakers from various sides of the Irish industry will give a heads-up where the industry stands.

Topics touched on will include e.g. 'Innovation in the Irish Agri-Food Sector', 'The DNA Trackback Program' and 'The Story of Truly Irish'.

Excursions to leading pig companies

Excursions will take delegates to leading Irish companies in the agribusiness, including Hermitage Genetics, the Teagasc Research Facility, the Alltech European headquarters as well as several pig farms. For those interested in more leisurely

Although the congress is already sold out, for one interested person, there is an opportunity, fully sponsored, to still attend the EPP Congress. By clicking this link, you could discover how this last seat could become yours.

Also interesting: Ireland's pig sector – succeeding against all odds

Ireland has been thriving as a pig nation in recent years, with exports to Great Britain going well, among other things. So what has made the country stand out? Here's a quick look at the pig industry, which is home to a number of this year's key pig conferences.

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