THE THREE largest live events in the poultry sector will all be virtual in 2021, their respective organisers have confirmed.

The Pig & Poultry Fair will host an online forum programme on 12 May, with a line up of speakers offering both technical and outlook sessions for pig, poultrymeat and egg producers.

See also: Register your interest for the British Pig & Poultry Fair virtual forums on 12 May

Registration is expected to formally open shortly, but those interested can pre-register their interest on the Fair website.

Autumn conferences

The British Free Range Egg Producers Association has also confirmed that their AGM and conference, which usually takes place in October, will be held virtually.

Bfrepa will release more details later in spring, it said.

And business conference EPIC, usually held in the Celtic Manor at the beginning of November, will also feature as an online event.

Organisers of events later in the year felt that, while conference programmes may go ahead, it was unlikely that normal social functions would take place.

A third wave in the covid-19 pandemic could also cause the closure of venues once again.