Keeping disease out of your pig farm

Past Event - booking closed

Monday, 07 November 2022

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Gipsy Hill Hotel, Gipsy Hill Lane, Exeter, Devon


The risk to the pig industry from exotic and emerging diseases such as African swine fever and swine dysentery is ever present, and while biosecurity isn’t exciting, it’s our best defence.

Join the Exeter pig club this autumn to find out how a high-health, nucleus pig herd keeps disease out.

This will include video footage from both indoor and outdoor units to show biosecurity options across different systems. While not everything will be applicable to your situation, there will be ideas that you can take back to implement on your own unit – be it indoor or outdoor – to help keep diseases, such as African swine fever (ASF) and porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED), out.

We’ll be looking at some of the resources available to help you keep disease out of your farm. Also, we will update you on the work we’re doing with the NPA to raise awareness of the importance of good biosecurity to both the pig industry and the wider public.

The meeting will, of course, also be a great opportunity to catch up with other pig producers in the region over a drink and meal.


Sebastian Casiro, Technical Services Manager UK, PIC

Lauren Dimmack, Senior Animal Health & Welfare Scientist, AHDB

Rebecca Veale, Senior Policy Adviser, NPA


For catering purposes and to make sure we don't have to cancel this meeting, please reserve your place via the link above.

If you would like to book multiple places e.g. for staff and team members, please email Pat Loten ( stating how many places you want to reserve.

Pig clubs

Our pig clubs meet regularly in the evenings during autumn and winter, providing commercial pig farmers with the opportunity to meet each other, hear from guest speakers and discuss topical issues. The meetings are relaxed and informal and, importantly, include an evening meal.



If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.


T 07990 441699