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The Pig Farmer - January 2015
Monday, 12 January 2015
Latest Edition of Pig Farmer
Pig Farmer - January 2015 (1.48MB)
BPEX Feeder Review
Monday, 22 December 2014
Due to the significant contribution that feed costs make to the overall cost of production, BPEX commissioned an on-farm review aiming to help producers to make more informed decisions about which feeder type is most suitable for their situation.
BPEX Feeder Review (261.20KB)
ASF threatening to spread into Europe – Be aware!
Friday, 19 December 2014
Targeted research effort on ASF
ASF threatening to spread into Europe Be aware (985.68KB)
2013 Pig Cost of Production in Selected Countries
Thursday, 4 December 2014
2013 Pig Cost of Production in Selected Countries. Download report
2013 Pig Cost of Production in Selected Countries (1.86MB)
Pink Pages - December 2014
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Edition 12
Pink Pages - December 2014 (1.06MB)
Pink Pages - November 2014
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Edition 11
Pink Pages - November 2014 (996.89KB)
What is the Monogastric Centre of Excellence and How Can it Help Your Business and Your Next Big Idea
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
A leaflet
What is the Monogastric Centre of Excellence and How Can it Help Your Business and Your Next Big Idea (2.40MB)
The Pig Farmer - October 2014
Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Latest edition of Pig Farmer
The Pig Farmer - October 2014 (2.76MB)
Training Calendar - 2014-2015
Friday, 3 October 2014
All BPEX training is PIPR registered so members can gain points for different training sessions. On completion of a full course, participants will receive a certificate of achievement.

Download booklet for more information and for training dates.
Training Calendar - 2014-2015 (949.80KB)
Pink Pages - October 2014
Friday, 3 October 2014
Edition 10
Pink Pages - October 2014 (931.16KB)
Pink Pages - October 2014
Thursday, 2 October 2014
Edition 10
Research into Action 24: Predicting leg soundness through biomechanical assessment of gait in pigs
Friday, 26 September 2014
Research findings from a BPEX-funded PhD project carried out at Newcastle University investigating the potential of biomechanical techniques to predict leg soundness in pigssince lameness is a major cause of lost productivity for the pig industry.
Research into Action 24 Predicting leg soundness through biomechanical assessment of gait in pigs (287.69KB)
BPEX Abattoir Newsletter - Issue 4 - September 2014
Friday, 19 September 2014
Issue 4
BPEX Abattoir Newsletter - Issue 4 - September 2014 (799.89KB)
Pink Pages - September 2014
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Edition 9
Pink Pages - September 2014 (803.53KB)
Pink Pages - August 2014
Friday, 1 August 2014
Edition 8
Pink Pages - August 2014 (883.87KB)
Good Soil Management Practice Report
Friday, 1 August 2014
A Guide for Outdoor Pig Keeping
Good Soil Management Practice Report (1.43MB)
Calibration testing of an ammonia sensor for pig buildings - project report
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Harper Adams University
Calibration testing of an ammonia sensor for pig buildings - project report (360.97KB)
Field evaluation of multi-channel ammonia and CO2 analyser in pig housing systems - Project report
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Harper Adams University
Field evaluation of multi-channel ammonia and CO2 analyser in pig housing systems - Project report (1.91MB)
Pink Pages - July 2014
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Edition 7
Pink Pages - July 2014 (880.64KB)
The Pig Farmer - July 2014
Friday, 4 July 2014
Latest edition of Pig Farmer
The Pig Farmer - July 2014 (1.92MB)
BPEX Abattoir Newsletter - Issue 3 - June 2014
Monday, 30 June 2014
Issue 3
BPEX Abattoir Update - Issue - June 2014 (1.57MB)
Real Welfare - What's in it for me
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Real Welfare has now been a fact of life for a year and its aims are unchanged, though there have been changes in how the results areachieved. There were some issues that needed addressing. Followinga structured review of BPEX’s Real Welfare protocol, involving inputfrom key stakeholders such as vets, producers, processors and RedTractor, a number of changes have been made and revisions are stillongoing.
Ventilation Project Report - May 2014
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
The report summarises the key findings from the ventilation project, with case study examples of the improvement opportunities identified.
Ventilation Project Report - May 2014 (1.74MB)
Pink Pages - June 2014
Monday, 2 June 2014
Edition 6
Pink Pages - June 2014 (1.40MB)
BPEX Quarterly Category Report May 2014
Friday, 30 May 2014
BPEX Quarterly Category Report May 2014
BPEX Quarterly Category Report May 2014 (733.52KB)
BPEX Quarterly Category Report May 2014
Friday, 30 May 2014
BPEX Quarterly Category Report May 2014
BPEX Quarterly Category Report May 2014 (733.52KB)
BPEX Business Plan 2014-2015
Thursday, 22 May 2014
BPEX monitors the delivery of this business plan. It outlines the activity, outcomes and targets of the various core activities that BPEX will be undertaking in the coming year.

BPEX Business Plan 2014-2015 (165.89KB)
The BPEX Yearbook 2013-2014
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
The BPEX Yearbook details the work being carried out in Knowledge Transfer and Research, Development and Innovation. This covers all the research projects, including those under the innovation fund scheme, an update on the Two Tonne Sow campaign and a section which takes a look at the industry in figures. This includes everything from technical performance trends and cost of production data to carcase weights and average back fat measurements.
The BPEX Yearbook 2013-2014 (4.57MB)
Pig and poultry pocketbook 2014
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Download the publication
Pig Pocketbook 2014 (1.83MB)
Poultry Pocketbook 2014 (1.12MB)
BPEX Review 2013 - 2014
Monday, 12 May 2014
Download publication
BPEX Review 2013 - 2014 (1.74MB)
BPEX Strategy 2014 - Going for Growth
Monday, 12 May 2014
Download the latest BPEX Strategy.
BPEX Strategy 2014 - Going for Growth (2.76MB)
Pink Pages - May 2014
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Edition 5
Pink Pages - May 2014 (1.49MB)
United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update - May 2014
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update - May 2014
United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update - May 2014 (402.08KB)
Outlook for UK Pig Meat Supplies - April 2014
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
A summary of the latest AHDB/BPEX forecasts for UK pig meat supplies during the remainder of 2013 and throughout 2014.
Outlook for UK Pig Meat Supplies - April 2014 (364.02KB)
Pink Pages - April 2014
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Edition 4
Pink Pages - April 2014 (908.44KB)
The Pig Farmer - April 2014
Friday, 4 April 2014
Latest edition of Pig Farmer
Pig Farmer - April 2014 (1.70MB)
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 22: Simple calculations
Wednesday, 2 April 2014
For producers not using an electronic recording system, there are some simple ways of calculating three key performance indicators:
Feed conversion
Daily gain
Mortality
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 22 Simple calculations (337.09KB)
BPEX Abattoir Newsletter - Issue 2 - March 2014
Sunday, 30 March 2014
Latest newsletter
BPEX Abattoir Newsletter - Issue 2 - March 2013 (1.99MB)
African Swine Fever Poster
Friday, 14 March 2014
Polish version
African Swine Fever Poster in English (164.81KB)
African Swine Fever Poster in Lithuanian (171.68KB)
African Swine Fever Poster in Polish (165.73KB)
Pink Pages - March 2014
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Edition 3
Pink Pages - March 2014 (879.63KB)
BPEX Quarterly Category Report January 2014
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
BPEX Quarterly Category Report January 2014
BPEX Quarterly Category Report January 2014 (723.66KB)
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 21: A review of slaughter weight decisions
Monday, 24 February 2014
Many producers have increased slaughter weights in recent years and the economics of doing this are generally in favour, even with high feed costs and pig price below the overall cost of production, as demonstrated in the following table.
Knowledge Transfer Bulletin 21 A review of slaughter weight decisions (87.89KB)
December 2013 Target 2TS
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
December 2013 Target 2TS (231.81KB)
November 2013 Target 2TS
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
November 2013 Target 2TS (387.89KB)
October 2013 Target 2TS
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
October 2013 Target 2TS (346.12KB)
September 2013 Target 2TS
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
September 2013 Target 2TS (308.89KB)
August 2013 Target 2TS
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
August 2013 Target 2TS (250.17KB)
July 2013 Target 2TS
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Target 2TS is a one-pager from BPEX with practical advice on improving pig performance to reach the Two-Tonne Sow (2TS) target
July 2013 Target 2TS (312.19KB)
Pink Pages - February 2014
Monday, 3 February 2014
Second edition
Pink Pages - February 2014 (863.46KB)
United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update - February 2014
Thursday, 30 January 2014
United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update - February 2014
United Kingdom Pig Meat Market Update - February 2014 (385.43KB)
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