Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
AHDB is a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain. Our purpose is to inspire our farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world. We equip the industry with easy to use, practical know-how which they can apply straight away to make better decisions and improve their performance. Established in 2008 and classified as a Non-Departmental Public Body, it supports the following industries: meat and livestock (cattle, sheep and pigs) in England; horticulture, milk and potatoes in Great Britain; and cereals and oilseeds in the UK. AHDB’s remit covers 72 % of total UK agricultural output. Further information on AHDB can be found at www.ahdb.org.uk
National Pig Association
The NPA is the single voice of the British pig industry we represent commercial pig producers and their Allied Industry trades. No other industry body is able to lobby on behalf of commercial pig producers to Government, processors, retailers and caterers. We use every opportunity to promote British pork and will fight on behalf of our members wherever the need arises. We also offer one to one support to our producer members on all aspects of their businesses, contact can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
British Pig Assocation
The British Pig Association was founded in 1884. It is the official breed society, maintaining the herd books for the Berkshire, British Landrace, British Saddleback, Duroc, Gloucestershire Old Spot, Hampshire, Large Black, Large White, Mangalitza, Middle White, Oxford Sandy and Black, Tamworth and Welsh pig breeds.
With the majority of the breeds having less than 500 sows, one of the Association’s main tasks is to record the birth of all pedigree pig litters, with the objective not only of increasing numbers but also monitoring genetic diversity and geographical spread of bloodlines and genetics within each breed.
The Association also represents the interest of pedigree breeders to government, has developed a pedigree pork scheme to assist members with the marketing of their pork and support pig classes at agricultural shows.
Pig Veterinary Society
The Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) is a specialist division of the British Veterinary Association. The membership of PVS includes veterinary surgeons and scientists who work in the pig sector, and the Society aims to assist its members in their professional lives by ensuring they have access to the latest information with regards pig health and production. PVS also represents the membership at a national level, making sure that pig welfare is a priority considering the latest research with regards health and management on farm.
ForFarmers is the UK’s leading feed manufacturer offering Total Feed solutions for conventional and organic livestock farming. As part of an international business livestock producers benefit from group raw material buying, cutting-edge innovation and new product development, delivered by a team of local feed specialists and technical experts who are firmly rooted in the needs of the UK farming industry.
The ForFarmers team aims to work with producers, side-side, to deliver real results: better returns, healthier livestock and greater efficiency.
Sponsors of: Young Pig Farmer of the Year
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health believes that the value of an animal health company goes beyond the products they sell. It’s the industry knowledge, technical support and customised solutions they bring that really help improve overall production and profitability.
Prevention Works is a holistic approach to swine health built on our range of innovative, world-class vaccines complemented by:
- Global expertise combined with local knowledge
- State-of-the-art diagnostics and support
- Tools to evaluate the success of prevention
Ultimately we are committed to providing the unique knowledge, products and support services producers and veterinarians need to minimise disease transmission, maximise immune response and optimise profitability; helping to shape the future of Swine Health.
For further information please visit: www.preventionworks.info
Further information is available from Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health UK Ltd, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8YS, UK. Email: email@example.com.
Date of preparation: Feb 2020 AHD9750.
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Sponsors of: Innovation of the Year
Ceva Animal Health is a global company focused on technical product innovation and delivering high quality products to veterinarians and pig producers within the swine industry. Ceva’s extensive vaccine portfolio includes Hyogen® and Coglapix®, our Mycoplasma and App vaccines, Circovac®, the first PCV vaccine and Progressis® for PRRS. Ceva can also provide a full vaccine solution for swine influenza with Respiporc Flu3® and Respiporc FLUPan®. The portfolio also covers other important diseases with Salmoporc® and Ecoporc Shiga® vaccines. Altresyn®, Gleptosil® and Pracetam® complete the comprehensive range of swine products available. Interactive support services such as the Ceva Lung Program (CLP) for analysis of respiratory health and the Ceva Reproductive Program (CRP) which allows accurate monitoring of whole herd efficiency and economics, deliver additional value and product support to vets and pig producers.
UK Contact: Matt Walters
Sponsors of: Finisher of the Year
HIPRA is a veterinary pharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, production and marketing of products for Animal Health. We are specialists in developing innovative preventive solutions that make it possible to identify existing threats on any pig farm before they occur, in such a way that we can act to prevent them or minimize their effects. Our range of vaccines includes Unistrain PRRS, Suiseng, Vepured , Eryseng and Eryseng Parvo.
UK Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors of: The Herd Productivity Award
Huvepharma® is a fast-growing global pharmaceutical company with a focus on developing, manufacturing and marketing of human and animal health products. These pillars are the basis of our company name, Huvepharma: HUman and VEterinary PHARMAceuticals. Huvepharma is a privately-owned company, headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Our expertise lies in building a close partnership with our customers focusing on their overall requirements for pharmaceuticals and feed additives and, as a result of internal development and external acquisition, Huvepharma has transformed into a global pharmaceutical production and marketing company.
Sponsors of: Unit Manager of the Year
The Virkon™ range of science-based biocidal technologies, for animal health biosecurity, have been specifically engineered to provide highly effective, fast-acting, flexible and convenient, modern formulated disinfectant solutions for commercial livestock producers, veterinary hospitals and general farmers.
The range of Virkon disinfectant technologies includes; Virkon™ S – the most proven livestock disinfectant in the world, Virkon™ LSP – Proven cold temperature disinfection in real-farm conditions, and Virkon™ H2O – An essential element of your swine drinking water hygiene biosecurity.
Come and see us on stand 16 at Pigs 2022 to learn more about advanced swine biosecurity best practice and the portfolio of Virkon™ disinfectant technologies.
Sponsors of: Special Achievement of the Year
Meadow Quality are a British farmer owned livestock marketing business covering all types and ages of cattle, sheep and pigs and are the largest multi-species marketing group in England. Meadow Quality have over 40 years of experience in livestock marketing. The company has a national coverage trading c500k animals with an annual turnover in excess of £90 million.
Pig farming is an ever evolving industry, with market challenges from commercial risks such as disease to strengthening legislation increasing market pressures. Good marketing of pigs is needed for an effective business. Meadow Quality can help producers moving stock through times of high supply and low demand , and the reverse, by providing a clear understanding of the industry environment and the range of potential customers farmers stock at all times. Our purpose is to provide a high quality service and independent advice at a competitive rate. Being a 100% farmer owned business with a co-operative ethos we work for the benefit of our pig producers, our aim is to maintain first class relationships and service, while maximise returns for your business.
MSD Animal Health is delighted to support the inaugural Pig World awards. Sponsorship of the stockman of the year category recognises our ongoing commitment to the sector and in particular the key role stockmen play in pig health.
MSD Animal Health offers animal health professionals, farmers, pet owners and governments the widest range of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services. MSD Animal Health is dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being and performance of animals.
Product Range includes: Porcilis® Ery, Porcilis® Ery+Parvo, Porcilis® PRRS, Porcilis® PCV, Porcilis® PCV ID, Porcilis® PCV M Hyo, Porcilis® M Hyo ID Once, Panacur® AquaSol, M+PAC®, Regumate® Porcine.
MSD Animal Health
Tel +44(0)3700 603380
Sponsors of: Trainee of the Year
Founded in the UK (1962), and a subsidiary of biotechnology leader Genus plc, PIC is now the international leader in the provision of continuous genetic improvement in porcine breeding stock and in world-class technical support to the global pork supply chain. PIC combines quantitative analytics with leading-edge biotechnology to develop breeding stock that helps our customers maximize profitability.
PIC delivers healthy genetic improvement to pig producers by providing PIC’s Industry Leading Female and Sire Portfolios to maximize producer’s profit potential.
Sponsors of: Marketing Initiative of the Year
Rattlerow Farms is one of the largest and longest established, privately owned and entirely independent pig genetics businesses in Europe.
Since 1954 Rattlerow has continually invested in its genetic and high health programmes, making significant economic advances for its producers, processors and retail customers within the global pork market. Rattlerow combines quantitative sciences and biotechnology, in a balanced approach to pig development.
Through its owned nucleus and multiplication farms and licensed boar studs, Rattlerow and its sister companies, Klasse KI and RaSe NV are able to supply a wide range of genetically advanced sire and dam lines that will add value to each level of the pigmeat supply chain.
Sponsors of: Young Farm Vet of the Year
Building on more than 65 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostics, biodevices and a range of services.
Our team is proud to sponsor the Young Pig Vet Award. This fits superbly with our young vet CPD offering and support.
If you get a chance speak to the team about Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV, the only PRRS vaccine for pigs licensed for use from 1 day of age. Vaccination can coincide with other procedures e.g. piglet processing. It is licensed for gilts/sows so only one vaccine is required.
NEOGEN develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. NEOGEN’s Animal Safety Division is a leader in the development of animal genomics along with the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments, wound care and disinfectants. The company’s Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media and diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. The NEOGEN offering to the UK pig industry includes high performance cleaners, broad spectrum disinfectants, needles, syringes, genomic testing and more.