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Teagasc Pig Development Department Review of Strategy 2015 - 2020

23 December 2020
Type Report

The Teagasc Pig Development Department carries out a Review of Strategy 2015 - 2020. It's vision is to increase profitability in the pig sector by producing environmentally sustainable and welfare friendly pig meat to the highest safety and quality standards.

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The Teagasc Programme strategy for 2015-2020 is now concluding and the strategy for 2021-2026 is being prepared. This document reviews the initiatives carried out over the last 5 years. Teagasc Pig Development Department, along with pig producers around the country have developed new initiatives including discussion groups, research dissemination days, new courses, the LEAN programme, and due to COVID19, have focused on developing podcasts, webinars, videos, and other online materials. We have also completed research projects in a wide range of areas including sow nutrition and management, wet feeding systems, antimicrobial use, control of respiratory disease and tail biting, and economic modelling.