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Let's Talk Pigs Webinar - Becoming Lean - A Guide for Pig Farmers

03 July 2020
Type Event Proceeding

The first in a series of fortnightly webinars aimed at Irish pig producers, which took place on Friday, 26 June.

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The first in a series of fortnightly webinars aimed at Irish pig producers which focused on becoming Lean and featured special guest Richard Keegan and Agricultural Development Officer Michael McKeon.

Richard Keegan has spent many years using and learning about what are now called Lean tools and techniques. He worked in industry, including a time with Nestle where he was first exposed to good farming practice in the foothills of the Berner Alpes in Switzerland. He worked for nearly thirty years with Enterprise Ireland where he was responsible for creating, developing and deploying the Lean Business offer to clients. He had the opportunity to talk about his ideas for Lean and Farming when he was engaging with the dairy companies, notably DairyGold, Glanbia and Aurivo.

In more recent years Richard has had key involvement in supporting the DAFM funded Lean Pig Project from the earliest stages and throughout, sharing his experience and expertise while supporting the Teagasc technical team. Richard is also currently developing a “Lean for Pig Farming” booklet with the Teagasc Pig Development Department team.

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Click here for more information on the Let's Talk Pig series and to register for future webinars.