The new-look 2013 BPEX Yearbook details all the pig research being carried out by both BPEX Knowledge Transfer and Research and Development is now available online.

The publication covers all the research projects including those under the innovation fund scheme, and there is a section which takes a look at the industry in figures. These cover everything from performance trends over five years and cost of production data to carcase weights and average back fat measurements

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"This publication replaces the old Annual Technical Report but it contains so much more," says Miriam Drewett, technology coordinator at BPEX. "The publication outlines all the work currently underway by BPEX aimed at helping pig producers both cope with volatile cost of production and move towards the 2-ton sow target.

The report is available on the BPEX website and can be downloaded in sections at http://www.bpex.org.uk/articles/302959/The_BPEX_Yearbook_2012__2013.aspx.