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Pig Industry Biosecurity Seminars Scheduled

1 September 2014, at 9:48am

UK - BPEX is holding a series of biosecurity seminars as the industry faces ever growing threats from African Swine Fever and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea.

They will feature a video of US producer Harold Lee of Meadow Hill Farm, Iowa, sharing his experiences of PEDv control.

Other speakers at the event include vet David Chennells, BPEX veterinary advisor Derek Armstrong and the AHVLA covering surveillance and providing biosecurity advice.

The events are open to producers, processors, vets, hauliers and allied industry and attract RDPE funding so those attending only pay 30 per cent which is £47 plus VAT, including lunch.

BPEX welfare projects co-ordinator, Georgina Crayford, said: “PEDv is threatening us from the US and ASF is spreading across mainland Europe so biosecurity is absolutely vital to provide protection for the British industry.

“An outbreak of either would be devastating, not only for the domestic industry but also for our exports which are now worth some £350 million a year.

The seminars are being held on:

  • 16 September – Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN
  • 17 September – Diss Rugby Club, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 5RG
  • 23 September – Sandburn Hall, Flaxton, York, YO60 7RB

To book, please call Sue Wickham on 02476478793 or go to http://bit.ly/XPdli9.