The 2014 British Pig & Poultry Fair willoffer free technical forums, delivering a wealth of advice to help pig andpoultry farmers grow their business.
Set to take place on the 13 and 14 May atStoneleigh Park, the Royal Agricultural Society of England Pig & PoultryFair partnered by ABN is the industrys leading technical event where thelatest ideas, advice and new technology will be showcased. The technical forumswill see industry experts offer valuable advice that can be practicallyimplemented on-farm to help drive business growth.
Rob Meadley heads up Brown & Co.srenewable energy services and he will be focusing on energy diversificationon-farm in one of the technical forums at the Fair. He will discuss howproduction costs can be reduced on-farm, whilst also looking at improving theprofitability of a pig or poultry unit. However, with a range ofdiversification options available, it is important to choose the right optionfor your business he cautions.
Outlining the potential opportunities, Robwill describe how different options, from anaerobic digestion to wind turbines,might suit a business and the possible financial benefits of diversification.Rob will also advise ways producers can look to cut the cost paid forelectricity, as well as how to reduce usage and reliance on-farm.
The Planning technical forum – Planningpermission the path to success – is another must-attend for any producersconsidering expansion on their unit. Brian Barrow, a Rural Planning Consultantand Managing Director of Acorus, will deliver tips and advice to ensure asmooth planning process and successful application.
Planning applications for new agriculturaldevelopments can be very very costly and not always straightforward, commentsBrian. It is therefore important to ensure the application stands up toscrutiny and has a good chance of success before submitting, he adds.
Other forums being delivered over the twoday event will include raw material security, the use of media to positivelypromote the industry, as well as the outlook for both the pig and poultrysector.
For anyone involved in the pig or poultryindustry, the 2014 British Pig & Poultry Fair should not be missed. It is afree event, but those wishing to attend are reminded that they are required toregister. Registration opens on the 1 March 2014 and can be completed online atwww.pigandpoultry.org.uk