From 13th to 16th November, a delegation from Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands, visited the region of Catalonia, Spain.
This is the fifth newsletter of the EU PiG project. It provides news of the updated EU PiG website and also the 2019 EU PiG Grand Prix competition. In addition, it features some of the best practices from the 2017 Ambassadors, focusing on Precision Production and Meat Quality.
The 2019 European Pig Innovation Group (EU PiG) Grand Prix is open for entries until 28 February 2019. All pig producers are invited to enter their innovative ideas and examples of on-farm best practice in this annual EU-wide contest, with up to 300 producers competing to become an EU PiG Ambassador.
Three pig producers from Belgium have won international awards for their innovation in pig production. They are the winning best practices from the 2018 Grand Prix and have each been awarded the title of EU PiG Ambassador. The best practices address three key challenges, which were identified by industry:-
RPIG for Spain, Emma Fàbrega i Romans of IRTA will be delivering a workshop on 21st November about the EU PiG project.
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EU PiG Grand Prix
A contest to identify best practice in each of the project's four thematic areas.