|Industry Repr.||Egbert Knol||2019-2022|
|Young Club||Stafford Vigors||2019-2022|
The pig commission is one of the first established commissions of EAAP. It is managed by 5 members of academia and one industry representative, with different backgrounds and expertise.
Sam Millet (president): His research covers a wide range of topics on pig husbandry, with a specific interest in pig nutrtion
Paolo Trevisi (vice president): With a background on pig production, his research cover the interaction between nutritional strategies and host development and the interplay host-environment- microbiota, especially for piglets.
Stafford Vigors (Young EAAP representative): His research involves examining the impact of alterations in the gut microbiome and changes in gene expression in animal models of feed efficiency, nutrient supplementation, methane emissions and improving meat quality.
Egbert Knol (Industry representative): Trained as a geneticist, Egbert approaches all aspects of the pork production chain, from reproduction to carcass and meat-quality, mostly from a genetics point of view, but always towards reduction of cost price of the production of pork, maintaining welfare of farmers, animals and planet.
The main aim of the commission is to bring together scientists and disciplines to strengthen European Pig Research efforts with a comparative, trans- and multidisciplinary view. As such, the pig commission is continuously looking for joint initiatives with other study commissions. We also warmly welcome initiatives exchanging knowledge with researchers studying other monogastric production animals. Each year, the pig commission organises several sessions on pig production at the annual EAAP meeting.