An innovative programme of forums and workshops is on the agenda to offer to lively debates, valuable information and free advice to poultry producers at this year’s British Pig and Poultry Fair.
According to event manager Alice Bell, a major focus of this year’s event, which will be held 13-14 May in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, will be feed, which will bring together all members of the supply chain to discuss how to minimise the risk of feed prices.
“Managing the risk related to feed prices is of major importance to producers and it is essential that the UK poultry meat and egg industries can address the reality of rising world food prices and the potential role of GMOs,” added Alan Murphy, managing director of Fair sponsor ABN.
A new purpose-built theatre seating over 75 people will host the forums where several issues will be explored, including Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control solutions and ways to satisfy changing consumer trends and demands.
The workshops, which will cater for smaller audiences of around 25, will focus on practical advice on planning permission, farm health planning and new opportunities in the poultry sector.
With the conventional cage ban soon to affect all caged birds, a dedicated workshop will look at the performance and management of enriched cages.