UK Farrowing Conference – largest number of pig producers expected

18-02-2011 | |

Registration has begun for the 2TS Focus on Farrowing conference next month, which looks set to welcome the largest number of pig producers yet.

BPEX’s half-day producer conference has expanded this spring to run in three different locations:
· Monday 21 March – Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester 
· Tuesday 22 March – Haughley Park Barn, Stowmarket   
· Wednesday 23 March – Wetherby Racecourse 
The programme will feature local indoor and outdoor producers discussing their own experience of farrowing management along with the latest knowledge from pig industry experts:
· Still births: The lost potential
Emma Baxter, Research Scientist Scottish Agricultural College
·Come out fighting
Phil Baynes, Managing Director, Baynes Nutrition Ltd
· Colostrum, the elixir of life
Yannig Le Treut , Commercial Director, Lallemand Animal Nutrition


· Innovations for increasing numbers weaned
Philip van den Brink, Owner, SwiNco
Management strategies
Local indoor and outdoor producers

Programmer addresses the sow and the piglet

BPEX Head of Knowledge Transfer Dr Mike Varley said: “We hope producers will come away with new ideas to help boost farrowing performance, which is the current focus area in our drive to achieve the two-tonne sow target.
“The programme addresses the needs of both the sow and the piglet. We will be looking at how sow nutrition can be managed to ensure piglets get off to a good start along with practical solutions for newborn management to maintain a strong, full litter through to weaning.”
The conference starts at 14.00 each day and will conclude with a hot buffet. Attendance is free for producers and there is a charge of £20 per delegate for non-producers.
Registration forms have been posted to producers and can also be downloaded here.

Please fill it in and return it or, alternatively, send the information required via email to  or Tel: 0247 647 8792.

NOTE: Please remember to specify which date you are registering for.
The closing date for registrations is 11 March 2011.
For more info visit BPEX