With the poultry sector facing significant challenges, organisers of the British Pig & Poultry Fair, which is taking place on May 10-11, have given the five top reasons why producers will benefit from visiting:
- Getting together
After two years of Covid-enforced isolation the British Pig & Poultry 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.
- Informative forums:
It’s impossible 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. Come along to hear from over 40 speakers, guaranteed to generate ideas for your business.
“Attending the forums and understanding what learnings can be taken from the past 12 months might help us to plan our way back to a sustainable supply chain for the future,” said Danny Johnson, general manager at ABN.
- New products
Exhibitors are unveiling over 60 new products at the British Pig & Poultry 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 productivity, the environment and the bottom line.
Aimee Mahony, chief poultry adviser at the NFU, said: “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.”
- Fresh ideas from leading suppliers:
There will be 335 exhibitors on hand to offer the latest advice, research and new innovations. Whether you’re 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 unprecedented challenges right now, but by joining together to share ideas and support one another the industry can overcome them. The British Pig & Poultry 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.
Jonathan Foot, head of environment at AHDB, said: “Good environmental performance is also good economic performance; they generally go hand in hand.”
Roly Taplin, chief operating of the RASE said that 80% of visitors to the last British Pig & Poultry 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.
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.