What is EU PiG?
EU PiG aims to raise the competitiveness of the European pig industry by connecting producers and sharing tried and tested best practice and innovations.
How does EU PiG work?
EU PiG shares best practice on four key industry themes: health management, precision production, animal welfare and meat quality. Best practice is identified via the EU PiG Grand Prix contest.
Share your best practice
Become an Ambassador for the EU pig industry through our regional contests.
Winning best practice
Dutch farmer Kees van der Meijden has achieved the enviable goal of reducing antibiotic use to almost zero.
2020 Grand Prix open
The EU PiG Grand Prix is open for entries until 31 January 2020. Pig producers are invited to enter their innovative ideas and examples of on-farm best practice in this annual EU-wide contest.
Aims of the project
The EU PiG Innovation Group (EU PiG), aims to help pig producers find tried-and-tested best practice from fellow producers across Europe, sharing all new knowledge in one place, online - funded by the European Horizon 2020 programme.
Each country has its own Regional Pig Innovation Group (RPIG), providing the first point of contact, linking pig producers and other experts to identify emerging issues for EU PiG and to share knowledge and best practice. Further information, including contact details are shown on the map below.
Regional Pig Innovation Group (RPIG) leaders
Best practice themes
EU PiG has four key themes, identified as the main focus areas for the EU pig industry: