What is an EU PiG Ambassador? 

An EU PiG Ambassador represents the winning best practice for one of the eight challenges in the annual EU PiG Grand Prix contest, competing against on-farm best practice from other producers across the 13 member states in the group.

How are they selected?

Regional Pig Innovation Groups (RPIGs) will put forward producers’ best practice entries to the Grand Prix.

A panel of experts for each of the key project themes then runs a rigorous evaluation process to select the winners and invite them to become the EU PiG Ambassadors.

EU PiG Grand Prix 2018 'Best Practice' winners

Please click here for a summary of each of the selected Best Practices.  Further information will be provided on the Ambassadors and their best practices in the near future. 

Championing innovation

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.

This website will share their award-winning best practice, via virtual farm tours, photos and reports etc., enabling other pig producers to easily access and adapt for use on their own farms.

The Grand Prix and the Ambassadors are 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.

Get in touch

The map below shows the key contacts for each Regional Pig Innovation Group (RPIG), along with the 2017 and 2018 EU PiG Ambassadors.