BPEX pig project into the millions
More than a million piglets have so far been
vaccinated as part of a BPEX research project into PCV2.
The Â£1.5million PCV2
voucher scheme was launched in April and the take-up has been nothing short of
phenomenal said BPEX Director of Pig Industry Development Mark
The way things are going there should be enough money to see the
scheme through to the end of the calendar year. Wilson said, "If it carries on
the way it has been so far, it means by the end of the year approximately five
million pigs will have been vaccinated.
does look as though the project is already having the desired effect as
anecdotal evidence is saying pigs are finishing two weeks faster and producers
are getting the equivalent of one extra pig sold per littler.
has been a major issue for the British pig industry and strenuous efforts have
been made across the board to improve it. "The pharmaceutical companies
responsible for producing the vaccines have also been extremely
"Preliminary results of the study will be announced at on
November 14, the second day of the PVS conference."
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