A review of the Pig Industry Professional Register (PIPR) began in December 2015, which was initially set up, to review and update the current PIPR offer. Feedback was gained from industry through pig clubs, regional forums, key account meetings and events, with a list of updates and developments to be made to the scheme being created. It was not possible to make the changes to PIPR and as a result the scheme was no longer able to provide an offer to suit the needs of our industry.
The outcome of the review was for AHDB to build an alternative solution. Pig Pro is an online training recording system which will incorporate the developments required and be a free tool for producers, accessed through Pig Hub. The Pig Pro overview document below from the review shows the outline for this system explaining how the tool will work.
Video of Sam Bowsher talking about Pig Pro