Sub-association for intensive livestock
Members: ± 200
Since 1992, students are brought in touch with the intensive livestock component of the agricultural sector by Porculum. Not only the main branches, like pig and poultry, but less common, like veal-calves and minks, as well. The versatility of the sector, combined with its changes, challenges and issues, give way to the possibilities of discussion and various perspectives for the interested student.
Contact with the sector is made by excursions, of which one is planned every period. These excursions do not only consist of visiting livestock farms, but of secondary companies as well. Examples of these companies are Agrifirm, Vencomatic, PIC-NL and Westfort. Besides these excursions, we organize a “foreign excursion week” (BuitEx) and “internal excursion weekend” (BinEx) every year. During the “BinEx” and “BuitEx” the board organizes a program in which various companies are visited.
Besides these educative activities, we offer some social activities as well. Two examples of this are the 'Unlimited Spareribs Event' and the VATS'' ('Varken-Aan-'T-Spit', or 'Pig On A Spit' in English), the latter in which we work together with another sub-association.
As the board of this sub-association, we highly value attendance to activities. Knowledge from practice is often just as important as theoretical knowledge from the books. That is why we encourage you to take part in our excursions to gain applied knowledge during your studies.
We hope to see you during our activities!
The Porculum Board
Teun Hofman Chairman
Dieke Verbeek Secretary
Sander Wolfs Treasurer
Jowi van Heugten