Livestock production undergoing rapid structural change

3.3.2014

<p>A structural change in livestock production is affecting production costs and competitiveness. This also has an impact on the spread of contagious animal diseases and the related costs. The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira and MTT Agrifood Research Finland are organising a seminar on the structural developments within livestock production and the risks related to animal diseases.</p>

The seminar will examine the risk of highly contagious animal diseases spreading and how the structural change affects this risk. More information will be presented on the current and future financial risks posed by animal diseases. Finally, the seminar will discuss protection of farms against contagious animal diseases.

The seminar is organised on the basis of a research project conducted jointly by Evira and MTT Agrifood Research Finland and funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

Read the project description Managing animal disease risks under current structural changes in livestock farming

Seminar programme (in Finnish)

Join the seminar to hear more and to discuss these issues, at 9 am on 20 March 2014 at Evira (address Mustialankatu 3).

Sign up by 12 March 2014 by sending an email to johanna.makela /files/images/at-merkki/at-merkki.gif : 1Kb evira.fi.

For more information on the seminar, contact:
Jarkko Niemi, Principal Research Scientist, MTT Agrifood Research Finland, tel. +358 40 358 0487
Tapani Lyytikäinen, PhD, Head of Section, Evira, tel. +358 400 614 380 

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