Hello and a very warm welcome to our Pig Farming section of the Livestock Farming blog. This is a space for the pig farming community in the UK to keep up to date with industry news, trends and insights. On the blog, we will discuss all things concerning the pig farming industry, pig welfare, and issues that may be of interest to pig farmers and those working within the industry.
You can also keep up to date with the latest goings-on by following us on Twitter at @pighealthUK.
On our Twitter page you’ll also be able to get involved with discussions and conversations, and let us know your thoughts on recent developments. Stay connected and join a community of pig farmers and businesses from all over the UK.
We’re looking forward to an exciting year ahead, with plenty of interesting and insightful blogs for the 2016 farming calendar.
What’s more, if you have any burning questions you need answered, or need an expert to shine a light on a specific pig farming issue, we’re here to help. Tweet us your questions and we’ll do our best to give you the answers. We might even write a blog about it!
We’ll see you again soon!
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Nigel Lodge was brought up in Scotland and graduated from Edinburgh. He has gradually moved south and is now based near Cambridge.
After 2 years in mixed practices, Nigel decided to specialise and spent 15 years in the poultry industry (with a primary breeder and as a partner in a major UK practice). He then broadened his experience to pigs and for the past 16 years has specialised in pig production via the pharmaceutical industry. He is currently National Veterinary Manager for pigs with Zoetis and has been involved with various industry societies over the years.
Nigel has always had a keen interest in animal welfare – very relevant to his current focus on Improvac and its potential for improving both welfare and meat quality in UK pig production.
Nigel enjoys sailing and golf but can see those activities taking a back seat when his first grandchild arrives this year.