EU launches knowledge-sharing project for pig farmers

The EU has launched an initiative to help pig farmers.

The EU has launched an initiative to help pig farmers. - Credit: Archant

A new knowledge exchange platform has been launched to support European pig producers.

On-farm best practice from across the major pig producing countries in Europe will be captured and shared via the EU PiG Innovation Group (EU PiG), a new producer-led knowledge-sharing project.

The group aims to support the competitiveness of the European pig industry through identifying and sharing ground-breaking innovations and validated best practices. It is funded by the European Commission, and has an expert network of 19 organisations representing 13 European member states, including the Agrifood and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) in the UK.

Over four years, EU PiG will focus on innovation and best practice in four broad areas identified as the main challenges currently facing the industry - health management, precision production, welfare and meat quality.