The projects main objective is to improve the technical and economic results from the companies and thus increase the management capacity. This could be through exchange of knowledge between companies mutually and/or through independent advice in group either individual. In addition we want to develop and implement innovative and sustainable solutions for the future pig breeding.
To stimulate the exchange of knowledge between the companies, we want to bring small groups of pig farmers (with similar operations) from the same region together to share experiences. We propose two types of ‘knowledge cooperatives’.
The knowledge cooperative could be a stable group of pig farmers with a similar type of business. At each meeting there will be discussed about another technical or accounting issue according to the results of the companies. Otherwise the knowledge cooperative could be a temporary group of pig farmers who have one common goal (eg. building projects, producing own feed, reduction of antibiotic use,…). During each meeting, the same subject is discussed in detail until the common goal is reached. After reaching their common goal, the knowledge cooperative on that specific subject will be stopped.
We also want to enhance the knowledge of the pig farmers by organizing study visits across the border and we have the aim to start up transboundary cooperation for exchange of knowledge via international groups of pig farmers. The preparation of an application for the detailed monitoring and adjustment of technical results of sow farms is possible. This could for example be done by a dashboard function and the publishing of practical articles.
We also want to organize courses in the winter about specific topics such as management packages, technical and economic indicators or other topics.
Partners Found Already
Partners with experience in extension of management and technical knowledge of pig producing for farmers.
Knowledge exchange, enhance management capacities, pig farming, sows, independent advice