Pig producers across England are signing up for the new Pig Health Improvement Project, a program that, when combined with the free membership to the British Pig Executive’s Pig Health Scheme, gives pig producers and their vets the tools to make sustainable efforts to improve health status on-farm.

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The PHIP provides a health-mapping service, while the BPHS gives pig producers detailed feedback on the disease status of pigs sent to slaughter. Pig producers can then use the results of the data as an on-going monitoring tool to highlight any underlying health problems, according to a BPEX spokesperson.