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Georgina talking antibiotics in Northern Ireland tonight

7th Mar 2018 / By Alistair Driver

NPA senior policy advisor Georgina Crayford will outline the pig industry's approach to the antibiotic challenge when she addresses a conference in Armagh tonight. 

Georgina will be the main speaker at the Progressive Pig Producers Seminar, staged by AB Vista, looking at how advances in nutrition can help meet some of the challenges the pig sector faces. 

She will give an overview of AMR, explaining why it is such a big issue for the pig sector and what producers, in partnership with others in the pig and allied sectors, can do about it.

She will be sharing her findings from her Nuffield travels, highlighting how a change in farmer mind-set is needed if we are to tackle AMR and protect the effectiveness of antibiotics for the future.

Suffold Pig Discussion Group

Also tonight, the Suffolk Pig Discussion Group and AHDB are hosting a virtual tour of Unit Manager of the Year 2016 Gareth Virgo’s farm on March 7, showcasing how he is achieving good performance on the unit.

The event starts at 7pm for a free dinner and drinks with the speakers at the Cedars Hotel, Stowmarket.