A €2m project called EU PIG has been launched to address health management, precision production, animal welfare and meat quality over the next four years. Made up of a consortium of 19 organisations from all across Europe, the project is being led by AHDB.
Representing 13 Member States that together account for 92% of the EU’s pigmeat production and 89% of the EU’s pig herd in 2014, the new body will link national and regional pig producer groups, researchers, rural development boards and innovation practitioners, including a number of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.
EU PIG is a new concept which aims to improve the connection between producers and the latest science, husbandry techniques and technologies from within their industry via fellow producers, academics and advisors connected through thematic and regional platforms.
EU PIG partners are:
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board; (AHDB); UK
Beta Technology Ltd; (BETA); UK
Zuidelijke Land- EN Tuinbouworganisatie Vereniging; (ZLTO); Netherlands
Stichting Wageningen Research; (WR); Netherlands
Institut De Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentaries; (IRTA); Spain
Centro Ricerche Produzioni Animali – C.R.P.A. S.P.A.; (CRPA); Italy
Boerenbondvereniging voor Projecten vzw; (BB Projecten); Belgium
Teagasc – Agriculture and Food Development Authority; (TEAGASC); Ireland
Agrifood and Biosciences Institute; (AFBI); UK
Veterinaermedizinische Universitaet Wien: (VETMEDUNIVIENNA); Austria
Interprofession Nationale Porcine; (INAPORC); France
Seges PS; (SEGES); Denmark
Deutscher Raiffeisen-verband, Germany;
Vagoallat – ES Hus Szakmakozi Szervezet es Termektanacs, Hungary;
IFIP – Institut du Porc Association, France;
Gran Suino Italiano, Italy;
Szkola Glowna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego, Poland;
Polski Zwiazek Hodowcow i Producentow Trzody Chlewnej Polsus, Poland, and
Elainten Terveys ETT, Finland.
Tuesday November 15, 2016/ IRTA/ Spain.