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Pig farming: a review of markets and consumption, swine fever and genetics.

01dec09:3012:00Pig farming: a review of markets and consumption, swine fever and genetics.Conference09:30 - 12:00(GMT+01:00) Events Area Hall 2 Event Organized ByLibera Associazione Agricoltori Cremonesi

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Pig farming, the main segment of the Italian livestock industry, mainly concentrated in the Padanian area and the basis for many renowned specialties, has for some time been affected by a number of problems made even more acute over the last two years by a combination of factors, all too familiar to industry at large, which in our case have led to enormous increases in the cost of energy, fertiliser and feed. This has been made worse by a particularly delicate and complicated health situation: on the one hand, the still latent risk of a widespread diffusion of African swine fever, and on the other, the requirements of consumers ever more focussed on environmental and animal welfare issues.

This demands that the use of antibiotics in breeding be reduced, while production technologies must be renewed and even revolutionised, and livestock farms protected against health hazards. This problem requires a quantum change in our culture and large scale investment. If farms wish to remain competitive, they must evolve in these new directions, otherwise they will find themselves left behind by the market. Will they be able to meet the challenge of the times?                                                                                      


  • Opening remarks – Riccardo Crotti, President of Confagricoltura Lombardia
  • Swine fever, its spread and measures to contain it – Angelo Ferrari, Extraordinary Commissioner for African Swine Fever
  • Consortia and reproducer genetics – Rudy Milani, President, Pig Farmers section, Confagricoltura
  • Markets, prices and consumption – Gabriele Canali, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Cremona and Piacenza)
  • Concluding remarks – Fabio Rolfi, Councillor for Agriculture, Food and Green Systems, Lombardy Regional Government

MODERATOR: Davide Berta, President, Pig Farmers section, Confagricoltura Lombardia



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