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2014 Pig & Poultry Fair Aims to Help Farmers Grow Businesses

06 December 2013

UK - With a theme dedicated to helping pig and poultry farmers grow their businesses, the British Pig & Poultry Fair 2014 is set to take place at Stoneleigh Park on 13 and 14 May 2014.

As a Royal Agricultural Society of England event partnered by ABN, the Fair is the pig and poultry industry’s leading technical event. Taking place biennially the Fair is a must-visit for pig and poultry producers, with 92 per cent of 2012 visitors rating the Fair as valuable to their business and 74 per cent planning to make changes to their business following their visit.

These findings have helped to steer the theme for the 2014 Fair, explains Alice Bell, Head of RASE Technical Events. "We will focus on helping pig and poultry producers develop their businesses and put the spotlight on four key issues."

The free technical forums at the 2014 Fair will cover subjects which can enable business growth and development. These include planning, energy diversification, raw material security and the use of media to positively promote the industry.

Kevin Sketcher, ABN's Commercial Director, commented, "These sessions have all been chosen due to their topical nature and relevance in growing businesses. We want to provide pig and poultry producers with useful, practical advice that they can implement in their businesses.

"As a must-attend event, we want to encourage producers and the wider industry to get the date of the British Pig & Poultry Fair 2014 in the diary."

BPEX will also be holding a forum during the event covering the outlook of the industry and what will influence farm businesses over the next 12 months.

Andrew Knowles, BPEX Head of Communications, explained why 2014 is going to be an exciting year for the UK pig industry. "Producers are constantly looking at opportunities to invest and continue to drive improvements in physical performance. There is also renewed interest in herd performance recording, and feed efficiency remains a key priority for farmers who are faced with trying to combat raw material costs."

He added, "The 2014 Fair is a must for all involved in the pig and poultry industries with the latest ideas, solutions and new technology on show, and the opportunity to talk with experts to answer all those burning questions."

Over 10,000 visitors attended the Fair in 2012, with 300 exhibitors also present. It was seen as an excellent opportunity to explore new products and make purchases. 93 per cent of the visitors rated the fair as 'good' or 'excellent'.

The 2014 British Pig & Poultry Fair looks set to continue as the sector’s leading event in the industry calendar, with a commitment to covering the issues that can really impact farm businesses whilst driving growth.

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