C2: Pig production

  • The production of Danish piglets is booming, but where do they end up? Almost half of the piglets are fed abroad.
  • The quality of the feed is an important parameter in terms of getting good production results with a low amount of feed, high growth, low use of medicine and so forth. But who develops and produce the feed?
  • Danish agriculture is characterized by an impartial advisory system run by the agricultural organizations themselves.

These are the focal points of the tour.

Due to veterinarian rules you may only join this tour if you have not been at a farm with pigs in the past 24 hours

Time: Progamme:
8:30 am Leaving Vingsted
9:00 am Visiting a pig farm
10:30 am Leaving the farm
11:00 am Visiting Kolding Export Stables.
Focus on the big export of Danish piglets
12:00 noon Leaving Kolding
12:30 noon Visiting a feed company – lunch
An introduction to the production and trade of Danish grain and feed. Ready to eat vs. home-mixed feed.
2:oo pm Leaving the food company
14:45 pm Visiting Sagro, Billund
Introduction to the impartial Danish agricultural advisory system run by the agricultural organizations themselves w/ CEO Torben Jensen
Introduction to pig production advisory, including the Yellow Card, E-control and so forth w/ pig advisor
4:15 pm Leaving Billund
5:00 pm Visiting European Protein, Bække.
European Protein produces fermented protein feed and is focused on animal health. Along with the University of Copenhagen, they collect and analyze tests of bacterial composition in the pig’s gut. This is done to uncover the guts influence on the health of sows and piglets. This is a knowledge and experience, which may be useful in human treatments.
7:00 pm European Protein is hosting the dinner
9:00 pm Leaving
10:00 pm Arriving in Vingsted

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