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:-
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.