Top line up of speakers announced

For the 2021 online forums we have a great line up of speakers from across the supply chain, some you will know well and others we rarely hear from, but all are guaranteed to provide you with valuable information and ideas for your business.

Topping the bill is the popular Pig Outlook Forum which will be chaired by Mike Sheldon from the AHDB Pork Board, giving producers the chance to hear what leaders from different parts of the supply chain see as the challenges and opportunities ahead for pigs.

Photos: Sophie Throup, Andrew Saunders and Mike Sheldon

Sophie Throup, Head of Agriculture at Morrisons, will outline what the retailer sees as the future of British pork on their shelves. Sophie will be joined by Andrew Saunders from Tulip and Rob Mutimer NPA Chairman, who will give the processor and producer points of view.

In a forum on optimising sow and pre-weaning piglet performance Danish expert Chris Opschoor from Topigs Norsvin, will be welcomed by Fair partners ABN to share with producers how the nutritional needs of the hyper-prolific sow change with productivity level and how feeding to meet these needs ensures piglets thrive, both in her current litter but also following litters.

Chris will be joined by Kristian Volshøj from AB Neo to share practical management tips to ensure piglets survive and thrive in large litters. Forum will be chaired by ABN’s Steve Jagger.

Photos: Chris Opschoor, Kristian Volshøj  and Steve Jagger. 

Producers concerned about ammonia emission limits with the forthcoming changes to the Environmental Permitting Regulations, will not want to miss the AHDB led session on ammonia emissions. Delegates will hear Philippa Mansfield from Catchment Sensitive Farming outline why air quality is important and detail what producers will have to comply with. Leading equipment suppliers Big Dutchman will then showcase ways producers can mitigate ammonia emissions on farm and help meet the regulatory requirements.

Overview of pig programme

11:30    Pig Outlook       

  • Mike Sheldon, AHDB (Chair)
  • Sophie Throup, Morrisons
  • Andrew Saunders, Tulip
  • Rob Mutimer, NPA Chairman

12:30    Optimising sow and pre-weaning piglet performance

  • Steve Jagger, ABN (Chair)
  • Chris Opschoor, Topigs Norsvin
  • Kristian Volshøj, AB Neo

13:15    Ammonia: What’s coming, how to prepare and funding opportunities

  • Jon Foot, AHDB (Chair)
  • Philippa Mansfield, Catchment Sensitive Farming
  • Simon Lague, Big Dutchman
  • Daniel Holling, Big Dutchman

The Online Forums take place on Wednesday 12 May 2021. They are free to attend and open to everyone in the pig supply chain. To find out more and secure your place register now