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Conference Examines Science Behind Large-Scale Production

08 April 2013

UK - 'Does big mean bad? The science behind large scale production' is the theme of a conference at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh on 23 to 24 May 2013.

Large–scale intensive livestock production is currently a hot topic in the UK. There seems however to be a lot of confusion regarding the potential advantages or disadvantages of such units, as well as the current status of knowledge related to many of the most important aspects that need to be considered when developing effective production systems, such as animal health and welfare, facility and system design as well as environmental management and compliance.

The organisers of the event say that the conference aims to provide a broad ranging evidence-based review of these areas, drawing on relevant industrial experience and views both from the UK and other countries where possible. We will also aim to highlight where knowledge gaps still exist and where novel solutions to old problems and concerns that have already been found particularly through the use of new technology.

The primary focus will be on systems for pig, poultry and dairy production.

For further information on this conference, click here.

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