Sustainable Livestock and the National Pig Centre

Wednesday 18 January 2023
12:00pm - 12:40pm
Online event
Lectures and seminars
General public

The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI) invites you to join our January 2023 webinar 'Sustainable Livestock and the National Pig Centre'.

During this talk, Dr Katie McDermott will showcase the University of Leeds’ National Pig Centre's facilities and capabilities and summarise ongoing research activity around sustainable pig production.

This is the UK’s largest and most advanced facility for research into pig nutrition, behaviour, welfare & health and production systems, housing both an indoor and outdoor herd on a commercial scale.

Dr Katie McDermott is a Lecturer in Sustainable Livestock Production, at the School of Biology, University of Leeds. She is interested in studying sustainable ways of improving animal health, efficiency, and productivity whilst reducing feed waste, minimising land use, and decreasing environmental pollution.

She has a particular interest in improving the health and management of the pre-weaned piglet to produce robust and healthy animals able to better withstand the challenges of weaning.

With the projected world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, there is an increasing demand for high-quality protein. To meet this demand, meat production needs to be enhanced without compromising environmental resources.

To ensure this is a sustainable increase in production output, we need to ensure that good health and welfare are maintained whilst increasing production efficiency and maintaining economic profitability.

There will be a welcome and introductions from the Chair, followed by a 20-minute webinar presented by Dr Katie McDermott, and 10 minutes for a question and answer session.

The seminar will be chaired by Suzannah Turner Research & Innovation Development Manager, University of Leeds.

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