THE British Pig & Poultry Fair will be taking place from May 10-11 for the first time in four years. The sectors are facing significant challenges right now, so how will producers benefit from visiting?
GETTING TOGETHER: After two years of Covid-enforced iso-lation, the fair offers a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and speak to other producers. Attracting more than 10,000 visitors from across the supply chain, the fair offers a unique opportunity to bring the industry together to share ideas and advice.
“It’s a chance to meet up with people you don’t see very often – particularly now; it’s been four years and the pig industry is pretty small, so it’s good to see people,” said pig farmer Tim Blanchard.
INFORMATIVE FORUMS: It’s im-possible to predict the future but visitors will get a good idea of what’s ahead in the pig, poultry, and egg outlook forums. Those will be followed by technical panels on animal health and welfare, feeding for efficiencies, insect protein, and environmental challenges, among others.
NEW PRODUCTS: Exhibitors are unveiling over 60 new products at the fair, providing visitors with the latest technology and business tools. Take a look at everything from free farrowing options to gut health promotors, and 360-degree disinfection gates to air scrubbers, all
designed to improve pro-ductivity, the environment and the bottom line.
“Producers can visit the trade stands to learn about new technology and innovation to take back to their own business. It’s quite unique having everything in one place,” said Aimee Mahony, chief poultry adviser at the NFU.
FRESH IDEAS FROM LEADING SUPPLIERS: There will be 335 exhibitors on hand to offer the latest advice, research and new innovations. Whether you are looking to improve your biosecurity or buildings, enhance stock health and nutrition, or install the latest digital systems and software, this is the place to compare the options and make an informed choice.
GETTING FIT FOR THE FUTURE: Producers are facing unpre-cedented challenges right now, but by joining together to share ideas and support one another the industry can overcome them. The fair is a chance to gather ideas to boost both business health and mental health in order to be well placed to feed the nation, reduce our carbon footprint and thrive in the future.
“We know that 80 per cent of visitors to the last fair planned to make changes to their business as a result of their visit, demonstrating the wealth of knowledge and information available at the fair,” said Roly Taplin, COO of the RASE.
n The British Pig & Poultry Fair takes place at Stoneleigh Park on May 10-11. To gain entry you must book your free ticket in advance. Visit www.pigandpoultry.org.uk to book now or for more information and to plan your day.
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