This is the fourth newsletter of the EU PiG project. It provides news of the eight winning best practices from the 2018 EU PiG Grand Prix competition. In addition, it features some of the best practices from the 2017 Ambassadors, focusing on Animal Welfare and Health Management.
Eight pig producers from across Europe have won international awards for their innovation in pig production. They are the winning entrants in the EU PiG Innovation Group (EU PiG) Grand Prix and have each been awarded the title of EU PiG Ambassador.
It is an annual competition designed to identify best practice on pig farms and share it with pig producers throughout the European network and beyond.
Take a look at some on-farm innovations, including photos and videos from producers explaining how they tackle a range of challenges, from reducing antibiotic use to rearing pigs with intact tails.
Spanish ‘EU PiG Ambassador’, Ramon Armengol, receiving his award from IRTA technician Aranzazu Varvaro, in recognition of his winning best practice to the industry wide challenge of finding alternatives to pig castration, under the Animal Welfare theme.
Following the closing date of the second EU PiG ‘Grand Prix’ on 28th February, the competitors have now been identified from the applications submitted through the Regional Pig Innovation Groups (RPIGs), in all 13-member states represented in the project.
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EU PiG Grand Prix
A contest to identify best practice in each of the project's four thematic areas.