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Annual Pig Congress in Herning

This year’s pig congress in Herning will take place on 24-25 October.

This is an opportunity for participants to learn about new research into pig breeding and animal welfare and meet key representatives from the Danish pig industry. The Annual General Meeting of Denmark’s pig producers will be held prior to the conference. The organiser of the event is SEGES, the Danish Agriculture and Food Council’s research arm.

Over the two days, Danish and international experts will give presentations on the Danish pig industry, including ”Organic production and added value”, ”Is your pig unit an attractive workplace for young people” and ”Trends in international pig farming”. In fact, there are more than 60 presentations to choose from.

The presenters will include Kirsten Vernon Kristiansen, who is responsible for the Swedish and German markets, and Christer Lundin, who represents DAFC in the Swedish market.They will report on the progress of the new animal welfare-related ”heart” label in Denmark, i.e. the number of pig producers currently involved in the scheme, where Danish consumers can find the new label and the response of Danish consumers to the launch.

Visitors will also have an opportunity to meet Karen Hækkerup, CEO of the Danish Agriculture and Food Council and many other representatives from the Danish pig industry.

The programme for the two days is available here.

If you would like to know more about the congress or are interested in coming along, please email Kirsten Vernon Kristiansen at kvk@lf.dk or Christer Lundin at chlu@lf.dk.