First EU PiG Grand Prix 2017 ‘Best Practice’ winners announced
The annual EU PiG Grand Prix is a unique competition designed to identify best practices on pig farms, and share it with pig producers across EU PiGs 13 participating EU member states and beyond. The first eight winning Best Practices have now been announced.
The winning practices for 2017 are:
Precision production – smart water usage;
Clean and accessible water; Denmark
Precision production – feed management;
Routine weighing for accurate feeding; Denmark
Meat quality – innovations in the supply chain;
‘Heart Pig’: marketing via welfare brand; Denmark
Meat quality – reduction of boar taint;
- Male fatteners without boar taint; Germany
Welfare – castration methods;
Entire male production; Spain
Welfare – tail docking;
- Rearing pigs with intact tails; Finland
Health – Bio-security
Biosecurity tool; Ireland
Health – reduction of antimicrobial medication
Reducing antibiotic use; Netherlands
In due course, more information will be provided about the Ambassadors and their 'Best Practices' on their own Ambassadors page. Updates will also be published in the EU PiG newsletter, to receive a copy subscribe to our newsletter
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EU PiG Grand Prix
A contest to identify best practice in each of the project's four thematic areas.