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The international conference, Zero Zinc Summit, returns

From 26 June 2022, the EU’s pig producers will no longer be permitted to use medicinal zinc to treat weaning diarrhoea in piglets. The change has presented the industry with a number of challenges. The Danish Agriculture & Food Council and SEGES Innovation, are therefore holding the international conference, Zero Zinc Summit, in Copenhagen on 22-23 June.

The deadline for all EU producers to stop using medicinal zinc in pig production is approaching. This is why SEGES Innovation, and the Danish Agriculture & Food Council are once again organising the international conference, Zero Zinc Summit, on 22 and 23 June.

Zero Zinc Summit’s main topic will address how pig producers can ensure healthy weaning in piglets without using medicinal zinc or antibiotics as a substitute. Weaning has to take place without compromising on animal welfare, carbon footprint or profitable productivity.

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The list of the keynote speakers is in place and SEGES Innovation has invited leading experts from across the world to share their knowledge and well-documented research in the area. There will also be an opportunity to take part in roundtable discussions and Q&A sessions. The overall aim is to find weaning solutions for piglets by pooling knowledge and expertise.

To see the programme for this year’s conference and to reserve a place at Zero Zinc Summit 2022, please click here!

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