Concern for the environment is top of the political agenda
and its importance is also recognised by the pig industry.
There is a wide range of legislation, both in
place and due, along with research projects on the environmental
impact of pig farming which pose both challenges and opportunities.
To make sure the industry comes together and pulls in
the same direction, the British Pig Executive (BPEX) is
joining forces with a range of other organisations to create
an environmental strategy.
The main aims are:
- to co-ordinate pig industry and government activity
areas of co-operation and collaboration between industry,
government and agencies
- develop a common vision to achieve
a sustainable environment and production industry
BPEX Chief Executive Mick Sloyan said: "We will be
holding an initial stakeholder meeting to work up a discussion
document with basic elements of the strategy.
"We are working with Defra, the NPA, NFU and the
Environment Agency on this because we have common goals
in seeing a sustainable environment. "One of the elements
will be the appointment of a consultant to put the flesh
on the bones of the discussion document and help turn it
into a finished product."
Consultants interested in the work should get in touch
with Nigel Penlington - firstname.lastname@example.org - by
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