EPP is going to organise a study trip for interested EPP-Members to the Midwest of the USA from 17 – 24 September 2017. The tour includes typical pig and dairy farms in Iowa, industry visits and also meetings with the national pork producers council (NPPC) and Iowa pork producers association (IPPA). EPP offers max. 45 places and reserves the right to distribute the places according to the different branches / countries if more than 45 members sign their interest.
Please find the tour itinerary here…
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Some 480 attendants from both - cattle and pig industry participated in this year’s event which was organised for the first time as common event at the eve of EuroTier. EPP-President Erik Thijssen mentioned the different views on animal welfare between the agriculture sector and consumers. This discussion is going to be continued also in the coming years, so it’s important to work on this different views & ideas together. Dr. Martin Scholten and Robert Hoste from Wageningen University & Research (Netherlands) as key note speakers informed why modern precision farming fosters careful livestock production. Sustainability is a big issue within this aspect in order to maximum production of human edible proteins per hectare of land without depletion of productivity and biodiversity. From the economical point of view transition is needed from a cost driven to an added-value approach. The alive discussion after the speeches and during the get-together showed the great interest in the topic and finally the presentations and statements of both speakers.
Interested persons can find the presentations here:
The club of European Pig Producers (EPP) welcomed a large number of guests last week who came to offer their congratulations on its 25th anniversary. Among the well-wishers was DLG President Carl-Albrecht Bartmer, who spoke at the ceremony held during the EPP conference in Brugge, Belgium, describing the club as a ‘success story’.
During the EPP General Assembly 2015 in Bruges (Belgium) the pig producers’ network growths with a new national branch: After an increase of members in Ireland the EPP board decides the official foundation of the “EPP Irish branch”. With this step Ireland becomes a seat in the international board of EPP and represents the interests of the country in the club. First chairman of the EPP Irish branch is Colin Marry who receives congratulations from EPP-President Erik Thijssen and EPP Vice President Jürgen Winkelmann (Photo).
Ireland will also be the host of the next EPP-Congress which takes place 25-27 May 2016 in Dublin.