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Maximising profitability in pig production

GLENMARSHAL Sires will host a series of three producer meetings over

the coming days at which a number of Danish and Irish industry experts will address the core issues that determine on-farm profitability and sustainability within the pig sector in Ireland.

The guest speakers are Per

Kring and Søren Bossen (Røn-shauge/Danish Genetics); Søren

Thielsen (Ø-Vet); Karsten Ras-mussen (Vilofoss) and Martin Sweeney (Makeway). Courtesy of their presentations they will respectively address the following subjects: future breed-ing strategies; feeding and feeding management; health challenges and solutions; optimising per-formance in growing pigs.

The venues and dates for the meetings are as follows: Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown, October 12; Cavan Crystal Hotel, October 13; and The Horse and Jockey, County Tipperary, October 14.

Trevor Shields, managing dir-ector of Glenmarshal Sires, commented: “The meetings re-present a unique opportunity for Irish producers to get a real insight into the latest thinking across a range of issues that get to the very heart of what determines farm profitability within the pig sector.

“Denmark is home to one of the world’s most efficient and forward looking pig industries.

“Four of the speakers at the upcoming meeting have many years’ experience of working within the Danish pig sector.

“They will provide their per-spectives on how pig farming in Ireland can look forward to a sustainable future.”

He continued: “In addition, Makeway’s Martin Sweeney will offer his own unique perspectives on how pig farmers can secure significant performance-related improvements and enhanced efficiencies within their bus-inesses.”

Next week’s meetings come at a time of significant opportunity for the Irish pig industry, provided farmers can respond positively to the challenge of securing higher levels of efficiency and sustainability.

Mr Shields again: “There is every prospect of consumers wanting to pay more for the food that they eat as they look to the future.

“But input costs are rising in equal measure.”

Glenmarshal Sires is one of Europe’s foremost pig breeding centres of excellence. From its County Down base the company is currently exporting both fresh and frozen boar semen to a large number of companies around the world – including China.

Mr Shields attributes the exem-plary health standards secured by the Irish pig industry as being a key driver for the growth and development of the Glenmarshal business. He also feels strongly that these same advantages can help secure ongoing profitability and sustainability for the Irish pig industry as a whole.

Each of the upcoming producer meetings will start at 5pm with food served prior to the events getting underway.

Producers wishing to attend

must pre-register with Glen-marshal Sires.

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