What is EU PiG?
EU PiG aims to raise the competitiveness of the European pig industry by connecting producers and sharing tried and tested best practice and innovations.
How does EU PiG work?
EU PiG shares best practice on four key industry themes: health management, precision production, animal welfare and meat quality. Best practice is identified via the EU PiG Grand Prix contest.
Winning best practice
Dutch farmer Kees van der Meijden has achieved the enviable goal of reducing antibiotic use to almost zero.
The impact and legacy of EU PiG
Over the last 4 years, the EU PiG Innovation Group (EU PiG) has been helping pig producers across Europe find and share tried-and-tested best practice with fellow producers.
Aims of the project
The EU PiG Innovation Group (EU PiG), aims to help pig producers find tried-and-tested best practice from fellow producers across Europe, sharing all new knowledge in one place, online - funded by the European Horizon 2020 programme. The project ended on 31st October 2020.
The project closed with a webinar about the impact and legacy of the programme. From African Swine Fever to the rise of flexitarian consumers, the increase in environmental awareness to increased pressures of high animal welfare – the industry is under continued pressure to change and thrive. Members of the EU PiG consortium demonstrated the significant impact the project’s best practices have had on the EU Pork industry today.
Each country has its own Regional Pig Innovation Group (RPIG), providing the first point of contact, linking pig producers and other experts to identify emerging issues for EU PiG and to share knowledge and best practice. Further information, including contact details are shown on the map below.
Regional Pig Innovation Group (RPIG) leaders
Best practice themes
EU PiG has four key themes, identified as the main focus areas for the EU pig industry: