African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious disease of pigs, warthogs, European wild boar and American wild pigs. All age groups are equally susceptible and mortality rates may be as high as 100%.
EU PiG partner, Teagasc has recently been promoting the EU PiG project and Grand Prix with the West Cork Pig Discussion Group.
Entries to the 2019 EU PiG Grand Prix are being collated by Regional Pig Innovation Groups (RPIGs) across Europe ready for evaluation, ahead of the fast approaching closing date of 28 February.
From 13th to 16th November, a delegation from Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands, visited the region of Catalonia, Spain.
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:-
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EU PiG Grand Prix
A contest to identify best practice in each of the project's four thematic areas.