Integrated pig research seminar, August 2010

Date published: 01 August 2010

The pig research programme at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, based at AFBI Hillsborough, addresses key issues within the areas of production, nutrition, welfare and meat quality.


This integrated approach ensures that effects are monitored from the productivity and welfare of the pig through to the quality of the carcass and the eating quality of the pork we eat.

This seminar was specifically designed to highlight current research from this integrated programme.

The papers published in full, address a wide spectrum of current issues ranging from the variable growth of pigs in commercial herds, through to the social interactions between pigs, the use of cereals in pig diets and finally the effect of production aspects on pig meat quality.