4th Fatty Pig Science & Utilization International Conference

Scope of the conference

Fatty pigs are old, autochthonous, rustic breeds well adapted to their environment that make an advantageous use of local natural resources and are highly appreciated as sources of traditional meat products, not only for their high sensorial quality, but also for being considered as an important part of national and regional heritage. Important fatty pig breed populations are found worldwide, from Japan to the Eastern and South-Eastern continental Asia, Europe, South Africa and Latin America.

These breeds are highly valuable genetic resources with a great potential for a high market value in some breeds and a highly prized quality standard in other cases, like the Iberian and Mangalica. However, they have been neglected in the past as meat producers when animal fat lost its value as a nutritional energy source. Later on, even their meat products became blamed as unhealthy and farmers lost their interest on these breeds due to their slower growth rate in comparison to modern, highly selected breeds.

Check our conference schedule

(Provisional Programme)

  • First Day23/11/2017
  • Second Day24/11/2017
  • Third Day25/11/2017
08:00

Reception and Registration

09:00

Welcome and Opening Session

09:30

Session 1 – Production Systems, natural resources and sustainability. Potential role in Rural Development


Keynote
Oral communications
11:00

Coffee-break

11:30

Session 2 - Genetics


Keynote
Oral communications
13:00

Lunch

14:00

Session 3 – Physiology, Reproduction and Nutrition


Keynote
Oral communications
15:30

Coffee-break & Posters

16:30

Session 4 – Technology of Reproduction


Keynote
Oral communications
20:30

Social Event. Cocktail

09:00

Session 5 – Meat Quality and Products


Keynote
Oral communications
10:30

Coffee-break

11:30

Session 6 – New Technologies applied to fatty pig production


Keynote
Oral communications
13:00

Lunch

14:00

Session 7 – Impact of policy and science on premium pork production


Keynote
Oral communications
15:30

Coffee-break & Posters

16:30

Session 8 – Future tasks in fatty pig applied science – Round table discussion


Keynote
Keynote
Keynote
Round table discussion
18:00

Closing session

20:30

Social Event. Gala Dinner

09:00

Full day technical tour, including a visit to an Iberian farm