EU PiG Grand Prix
The Grand Prix is an annual EU-wide contest, with around 300 producers competing to become one of eight EU PiG Ambassadors, by telling us their ideas and best practice.
It identifies the top example of best practice for each of the eight EU PiG challenges. There will be two new challenges chosen every year for each of the project’s four key themes, and for 2017 they are:
The Grand Prix is the main way for pig producers to get involved and fly the flag for their country, showing the rest of Europe the best of what they have to offer.
The winning producer Ambassadors are invited to showcase their best practice in a range of ways, including talking to producers out and about in the industry.
The Regional Pig Innovation Groups (RPIGs) will also help the Ambassadors to produce virtual farm tours, photos, and reports, to be shared on this website.
Grand Prix entry and judging
Each spring, producers just need to fill in a short entry form with details of their best practice, and send it to their RPIG who will enter them in the Grand Prix.
A panel of experts for each of the project themes then runs a rigorous evaluation process, looking at technical and economic factors, to narrow it down to the top five best practices, for each of the eight challenges.
The eight winners are then selected by RPIGs, project partners, and stakeholders, and awarded the title of EU PiG Ambassador.
Tell us your challenges
Producers are currently being asked to suggest what they think the challenges should be for 2018: please get in touch with your Regional Pig Innovation Group (RPIG) leader by the end of July 2017.