Please find below the recordings of the Pig Theatre Forums which took place at the 2024 British Pig & Poultry Fair.

09:15 DEFRA Farming Minister Mark Spencer              

The Minister opens the Fair and makes an address on farming government policy ahead of the upcoming election. 

10:00 Inspiring younger people to eat Pork: What do we know about consumers of the future and how do we reach them? AHDB          

Gain an insight into Gen Z, the different ways of reaching them, what the industry is doing and how businesses can reach the consumers of the future.

11:00 Animal Health and Welfare Pathway Policies for pigs – DEFRA    

Hear how the H&W Pathway works and the small and large grants that will reduce endemics diseases, provide financial support, and help available to farmers to improve the health and welfare and productivity of their livestock. 

11:30 Pig Outlook – predictions for the year ahead          

Hear industry experts talking about the outlook for the pigs and the challenges and opportunities they are planning for in coming year and further ahead.

12:30 Keeping ASF out: What does the ASF contingency plan look like and how can you play your part in protecting the national herd? – AHDB 

If an outbreak happens, hear what you should do, the key focuses for your business and who is responsible for what. AHDB take you through what you can do to support your business and how the industry will need to work together.

13:30 Pig Farm Assurance schemes – what the future holds          

What does the future hold for pig assurance schemes? Hear both RSPCA Assured and Red Tractor outline where the schemes are headed and how they will benefit the whole supply chain.

14:15 Reducing the environmental impact of pig farming on soil, water and slurry to enhance reputation – AHDB

Hear how you can implement tangible benefits for your business from such a big subject. AHDB talk through the practicalities of choosing a Carbon calculator as well as what has been learnt from real-time projects and take a look at how baselining will help businesses in the future.