New free event in January to optimise production in the pig and poultry sectors

Improving pig and poultry production is the focus of a new event taking place near Edinburgh in January.

Organised by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the Moredun Research Institute, the ‘Pigs and Poultry – Optimising Production’ event will highlight new developments in vaccine development, animal welfare and nutrition to help commercial operators make use of the latest research.                                                                    

Alongside researchers from SRUC and Moredun are guest speakers Andy McGowan, chief executive – Scottish Pig Producers; Robert Gooch, chief executive – British Free Range Egg Producers Association; and Máire Burnett, technical director – British Poultry Council.

The event is free to attend and takes place at the Moredun Research Institute, near Edinburgh, on 16 January 2020.

To register and view the full list of speakers visit

Jos Houdijk, head of the monogastric science research centre, said: “This is a great opportunity for business and researchers to come together to share knowledge, showcase research capabilities and to grow the pig and poultry sector through evidence-based insight.”

Dr Bill Golde, principal investigator at the Moredun Research Institute said: “We are delighted to host this event with our colleagues from SRUC and look forward to providing an update on our latest developments to representatives from the pig and poultry industry.”

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