EUPiG (Pigs)

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

UK

AHDB Pork – the pig levy division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

www.pork.ahdb.org.uk/

Denmark

LF -Landbrug & Fødevarer, Pig Research Centre

Germany

ADT – Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Tierzüchter e.V.

www.adt.de

Germany

FBF – Förderverein Biotechnologieforschung e. V.

UK

NPA – National Pig Association

www.npa-uk.org.uk

Germany

QS – Qualität und Sicherheit GmbH

www.q-s.de

Belgium

Boerenbond

www.boerenbond.be

Belgium

DGZ – Dierengezondheidszorg Vlaanderen

www.dgz.be

Hungary

VHT – Vágóállat- és Hús Szakmaközi Szervezet és Terméktanács, Livestock and Meat Marketing Board

Spain

ANPROGAPOR – (La Asociación Nacional de Productores de Ganado Porcino)

Spain

INTERPORC – La Interprofesional del Porcino de Capa Blanca

Netherlands

PVE Productschappen Vee, Vlees en Eieren

www.pve.nl

France

IFIP Institut du porc Recherche et Expertise pour la filière porcine

France

INAPORC, l’interprofession nationale porcine

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France

L’Union des Groupements de Producteurs de Viande de Bretagne

Ireland

IFA – National Pigs and Pigmeat Committee, Irish Farmers’ Association

www.ifa.ie/Sectors/Pigs.aspx

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COPA-COGECA (European Farmers – European Agri-Cooperatives)

www.copa-cogeca.be

Greece

N.AG.RE.F. – (National Agricultural Research Foundation) Veterinary Research Institute of Τhessaloniki (V.R.I.)

www.nagref.gr

The European Pig Innovation Group (EUPiG) is an informal collaboration between a number of farming organizations who have agreed to work together to improve the coordination of applied research, development and knowledge exchange in European pig farming.

Pig farming organizations from Belgium, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Spain and Portugal and COPA COGECA took part in the first EUPiG meeting in Brussels in September 2013. As a first step members of the group have since been sharing details of current research projects. There is an open invitation to farming organisations throughout Europe with an interest in pig farming, applied research, development and knowledge exchange to join EUPiG.

In 2015/16, the contact for EUPiG is Charlotte Evans (charlotte.evans@ahdb.org.uk) from AHDB Pork, the pig levy division of the UK’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

 

NEWS View all news from Pigs sector

Piglets Defra

EFSA Scientific Opinion

The EFSA Animal Health and Welfare panel have received a request from the EU commission to provide a “Scientific opinion concerning a multifactorial approach on the use of animal and non-animal based measures to assess the welfare of pigs” EFSA-Q-2013-00667  The deadline for completion is 30/04/2014 http://registerofquestions.efsa.europa.eu/roqFrontend/questionsListLoader?unit=AHAW

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SOWS (GILTS) IN FIELD, DRINKING: LANDRACE/DUROC BREED

New Project Aims to End Tail Docking

A group of seven European research institutions, including Scotland’s Rural College and Newcastle University, have been awarded €2.5M for their collaborative project ‘FareWellDock’. They hope that by decreasing tail biting risk through environmental enrichment and developing better early warning tools of impending problems they can help farmers to stop tail docking. The project which aims [...]

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SHEPHERD VACCINATING SHEEP WITH WITH BLUE TONGUE VACCINATION

Vaccinology Survey

STAR-IDAZ members identified  Vaccinology as one of the  areas requiring collaborative activities at a global level. The BBSRC as part of work-package 4  is conducting a survey of global research activities, gaps and future needs in Veterinary Vaccinology to inform the development of future collaborative activities and identify potential members and key stakeholders for a [...]

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EVENTS View all events from Pigs sector

WVVC16

World Veterinary Vaccine Congress

The 2nd World Veterinary Vaccine Congress will take place next October in Barcelona (Spain). The main focus of the Congress will be on the scientific and technological innovation in livestock vaccines, emerging diseases, influenza, companion vaccines and bioprocess and manufacture. The event will represent an opportunity where the global vaccine industry meets to discuss commercial [...]

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2nd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance

Second announcement – ICAHS2 – Call for papers now open! Authors are now coridally invited to submit papers to be presented at ICAHS2, 7-9 May 2014. The deadline for paper submissions is 1 December 2013. Similar to the first ICAHS in 2011, ICAHS2 will provide a platform for discussion and interaction among surveillance stakeholders – [...]

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EIP focus group on animal husbandry (reduction of antibiotic use in the pig sector)

The first meeting of the European Innovation Partnership Focus Group on reducing antibiotics in the pig sector is on October 24-25 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Initial discussions will be framed by a starting paper which sets out the issues, challenges and potential solutions related to the excessive use of antibiotics in the pig sector. The [...]

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