Northern Ireland Pig Event, November 2004

Date published: 01 November 2004

Initiated by the pig research team at the Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland (ARINI) the Northern Ireland Pig Event was jointly organised with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland (DARD) to provide the pig industry with an informal and informative forum to meet and discuss the wide range of issues facing the pig industry.


The Northern Ireland Pig Event was unique, as it is the first attempt to comprehensively present the relevant work conducted at ARINI and DARD to the pig industry within the one forum. Along with the Institute, many DARD divisions were involved in the organisation of the Event and in the publication of this booklet, namely; CAFRE - Greenmount Campus and Loughry Campus; Veterinary Sciences Division; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Division; Veterinary Services Division; Countryside Management Branch; Biometrics and Supply Chain Development Branch. In addition, the Northern Ireland Pig Event and booklet also includes contributions from a number of pig support bodies; Ulster Farmers’ Union, Pig Production Development Committee, Pig Industry Genetics Ltd, Ulster Pork and Bacon Forum and Focus Farms.