Swine Seminar: “Sustainability in swine production: still a hot topic”


Last year we organised our swine seminar with the title “Sustainability in swine production: environmental, economic, and animal welfare aspects”. One year later there is still a lot of discussion on sustainability; what does it mean, what are the consequences for the swine sector and how can we anticipate as swine sector? Therefore, sustainability is still a hot topic. This year’s seminar will focus on the perception of the retail and consumer, but also on the application of some sustainability concepts when formulating growing-finishing pig diets or evaluating the gut health and welfare of piglets.

The seminar “Sustainability in swine production: still a hot topic” will be organised on Thursday 22 June 2023. During this seminar, experts will provide recent knowledge on applications and developments of sustainability within the swine sector illustrated by concrete examples.


  • Opening and introduction
    (Albert van Dijk – Consultant swine – SFR)
  • ​Facts and Myths on pork production
    (Andrea Bertaglio –  Environmental Journalist - Content Strategist)
  • From Farm to Fork control of the sustainable pork supply chain: what could be the role of the slaughterhouse?
    (Bert Urlings - Director Quality Assurance and Public Affairs - Vion N.V.)

Lunch break

  • Economic consequences of integrated sustainable pig production in Europe
    (Robert Hoste –  Senior Pig Production Economist – WUR)
  • Efficiency vs. sustainability in growing-finishing pigs
    (Marco de Mik – Consultant swine – SFR)
  • Progress welfare in pigs with a focus on long tails
    (Anne Huting – Researcher swine – SFR)
  • Conclusions

There will be drinks after to continue the discussion in a more informal setting.


The seminar can be attended at “Van der Valk Hotel Cuijk-Nijmegen” (Raamweg 10, 5431 NH Cuijk), or via a livestream. Though, we prefer the participants, if possible, to be present in Cuijk to stimulate discussion.


The costs are € 528,- excl. VAT (or 3 consultancy hours).

Registration & contact

To attend the seminar, please register before 15 June using the following link: Registration.
Please indicate if you want to attend on location or via the livestream in the registration form.
If you have any questions, please contact training@schothorst.nl, we are happy to help!



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