Is the Pig Industry Capable of Meeting the Global Food Demands 2020/2030?

The Royal Agricultural College 100 Club is holding a presentation of the RAC/PIC Annual Fellowship in Pig Research, Report no.7 by Mr Peter Best on Tuesday 15th May 2012 beginning at 16.30 at the Forum Theatre, Stoneleigh Park.

Global pig production has the potential to grow by 50 million tonnes in the next 20 years, according to a discussion of the future world meat market that will be presented at the British Pig and Poultry Fair next May. International journalist Mr Peter Best will describe the growth opportunities available and the key challenges facing the industry.

This is the second series of research programmes sponsored and supported by PIC. Research programmes invite a Fellow to research a selected subject and then present a final report and a lecture at a chosen venue on an annual basis.

For further information please contact Beverley Allen at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester on telephone: 01285 889913 or e-mail: [email protected]

Copies of the full report available from Tanya Eyre at the RAC, Business Development Centre at a cost of £20.00 (price includes postage and packaging) [email protected]

Royal Agricultural College 100 Club (Est. 1999) Specialist in Near Market Research is a pioneering enterprise where members develop professional links with industry experts from the global food and farming sector. Its uniqueness comes from its ability to involve everyone, including students, offering; Leadership, Knowledge and Networking opportunities through a programme of events held at the college.

PIC is committed to helping the UK pig industry to retain its competitive position and long-term sustainability in a rapidly developing global pigmeat market. The PIC UK business is focused on supplying products and services relevant to the local market.
PIC UK tailors output from the global genetic program to the needs of UK producers, processors and retailers. The programme delivers year on year improvements in traits of economic importance. The focus is also on delivering genetics within high health programmes which support and add value to each level of the pigmeat supply chain, maximising the benefits delivered by PIC technology.

Source: Royal Agricultural College