The Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) is to hold a one day event for producers and supply chain businesses to discuss food supply chain issues.
Pig and Poultry Live 09 will be held on 13 May at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, in partnership with ABN and is described as a groundbreaking and dynamic event that gives industry members the opportunity to directly influence the food supply chain.
RASE technical events manager Alice Bell said: "It marks an exciting next step from the successful supply chain forums and workshops held at the biennial British Pig & Poultry Fair in 2008 and will offer participants an unprecedented and exclusive insight into the views of different parts of the supply chain and how, together, the industry can meet its challenges to ensure a long term, viable food supply."
A live debate entitled 'The Supply Chain Live - What's its view?' will be held in the morning, hosted by BBC farming correspondent Adam Henson, while in the afternoon, a series of technical and business workshops are planned, which will share the latest knowledge and advice on topics from health and welfare to business marketing.
Bell added: "Producers know that through understanding and good management of on-farm challenges are essential in today's volatile markets and the workshops will make a valuable contribution to business competitiveness."
Places are limited so booking is advised early. For more information call 02476 858276.