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What is PIPR?

The Pig Industry Professional Register (PIPR) has been established to recognise professionalism in the pig industry and encourage lifelong learning by its members.

Who can join the scheme? 

The all encompassing nature of PIPR means that any member of the industry, be it a producer or member of allied trade can be part of the same professional scheme and record their developments in a simple and recognisable format.

What is involved? 

As a member you are required to collect 60 or more CPD points in each three-year period to qualify for membership renewal. A wide range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events and courses are approved for PIPR members. Events and courses are publicised in t he events section of this website.

Please note - Ad-hoc event application forms are no longer accepted; for further information please see the news article here


 What are the aims of PIPR?

PIPR aims to:
  • encourage people to develop themselves and their abilities
  • formally record, recognise and reward the huge amount of training and development that already occurs but often goes unrecognised
  • encourage progression within the industry either by improving in current role of moving onwards
What are the benefits of membership?
PIPR has been set up so that it will:
  • promote an improved and professional image of the pig  industry
  • recognise formal skills/training and the importance of experience, practical development and other learning opportunities
  • establish an independent record of skill making it easier for staff to progress
  • promote a clearer image of personal development for new recruits
  • develop well deserved respect for the progressive members of the pig industry
  • raise productivity and profitability
  • provide a positive response to animal welfare, environmental management and bio security issues
  • raise self-esteem and confidence in the workforce
  • ease recruitment issues