AHDB Pig Clubs return in November
12th Oct 2022 / By Alistair Driver
AHDB's Pig Clubs return in November with a focus on how a high-health, nucleus pig herd keeps disease out.
The risk to the pig industry from exotic and emerging diseases such as African swine fever, porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) and swine dysentery is ever present, and while biosecurity isn’t exciting, it’s our best defence, AHDB said.
The pig clubs will include video footage from both indoor and outdoor units to show biosecurity options across different systems. There will be ideas that you can take back to implement on your own unit – be it indoor or outdoor – to help keep diseases, such as African swine fever (ASF) and porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED), out.
The meetings will be looking at some of the resources available to help you keep disease out of your farm and provide updates on the work NPA and AHDB are doing to raise awareness of the importance of good biosecurity to both the pig industry and the wider public.
- Sebastian Casiro, Technical Services Manager UK, PIC
- Lauren Dimmack, Senior Animal Health & Welfare Scientist, AHDB
- Rebecca Veale, Senior Policy Adviser, NPA