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Pig Industry News: Australia

09 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Australia APRIL offers $70,000 for IPP delegates
Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) is considering eight applications from Australia and New Zealand, by producers, technology supply companies and veterinary groups, in the first call...
30 July 2018
Pig Industry News from Australia APRIL projects to progress pigs and pork
Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) research and development projects for 2018/19 to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry have now been announced...
19 July 2018
Pig Industry News from Australia Animal welfare cast in bronze by Pork CRC
Animal welfare was the focus of Pork CRC’s bronze sponsorship of ‘Animal Production 2018’, the 32nd biennial conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production...
20 June 2018
Pig Industry News from Australia Mutton announces Peacock appointment to pork body
Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited Chairman Dennis Mutton has announced the appointment of Dr Tony Peacock as an Independent Director...
29 May 2018
Pig Industry News from Australia Ingot check the rolled gold of feed grain checks
With grain the major and costly ingredient in pig diets and contributing much of the dietary energy, Australian pork producers are increasingly demanding that grains they feed have been accurately measured...
22 May 2018
Pig Industry News from Australia Swine welfare game-changers
The Pig Site speaks to Pork CRC CEO Roger Campbell about innovations in science within the swine welfare sector...
09 May 2018
Pig Industry News from Australia Biological control of intestinal parasites
A new Australian product on the cutting edge of scientific innovation could become a billion-dollar game-changer on a global scale for agriculture, by eliminating the losses graziers’ face from intestinal...
08 May 2018
Pig Industry News from Australia APRIL advises pork research approvals
A first call by Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) for research to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry has resulted in 14 proposals being...
27 April 2018
Pig Industry News from Australia Weighing up pork production priorities
Addressing pork producers in Western Australia last week at WAPPA’s annual Pig Day Out, Pork CRC CEO Roger Campbell said increasing carcass weight was perhaps the greatest opportunity for productivity...
04 April 2018
Pig Industry News from Australia Australasian pork research proposals on the move
Proposals covering resilience in antimicrobial reduction and resistance and the role of the microbiome in pig performance and health were highlights of the 33 considered in the first investment round for...
21 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Australia Novel pork proposals make for good reading
Novel means of monitoring and improving pig health and reproduction, alleviating summer infertility and enhancing genetic progress across the Australian pig herd, were just some of the subjects covered...
09 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Australia Close call for research proposals
A first call by Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) for research proposals to enhance the competiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry closes Friday, February 16....
06 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Australia PigPass: Australia’s answer for pork reporting
To continuously improve upon the country’s reputation for delivering high quality and safe pork products, Australia has revamped its national pork reporting in the form of PigPass....
25 January 2018
Pig Industry News from Australia Pork CRC ponders pig feed efficiency flaws
Dr Roger Campbell, Pork CRC, reports on Australia's successes and shortcomings of the last year and discusses future projects with APRIL....
11 December 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia APRIL calls for new scientists and new science for pork
Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) today made its first call for research proposals to markedly enhance the competiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry....
30 November 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia Productive Pork CRC for all to see
Although approaching its wind-up phase, the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork had another very productive year in 2016/17, in terms of research outcomes and raising the capability...
13 November 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia AusScan on the move
AusScan is gaining momentum globally, with scan numbers increasing from 2200 in the 2015 launch year to 11,882 in 2016 and on target to eclipse 22,000 scans in 2017, indicating the high value it is providing...
29 September 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia Aussie Pig Farmers Leaders in Animal Welfare
AUSTRALIA - A voluntary initiative introduced by Australian pork producers to phase out the use of sow stalls on farm, has now been adopted and implemented by pig farmers who collectively account for...
20 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia APL Continues to Back Pork Producers in Face of Industry Price Shock
AUSTRALIA - "The fundamentals of the Australian pork industry remain sound, despite the significant challenges facing the sector" is the message Australian Pork Limited (APL) CEO Andrew Spencer delivered...
29 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia Restaurants, Caterers Connect with US Pork at Foodservice Australia
AUSTRALIA - Working to distinguish US pork from competitors’ products and create interest among potential new customers in the Oceania region, USMEF offered tastings of various pork dishes at Foodservice...
06 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia Pork Imports Hurting Aussie Pig Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Australian pork farmers have seen prices slide as imported pork products flood the market....
11 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia Many Parts of Queensland Still Affected by Drought
AUSTRALIA - New drought declaration details highlight that farming families in more than two thirds of Queensland are still battling the devastating impact of drought while primary producers in the north...
10 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia Federal Budget 'Keeps the Faith' on Agriculture Commitments
AUSTRALIA - The Federal Budget has "kept the faith" and delivered on the Coalition’s election commitments to advance agriculture, but Queensland farmers are eager for more details about what is planned...
20 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia Australia, US Sign Bilateral Food Safety Recognition Agreement
AUSTRALIA - Australian exporters are in a significantly stronger position as preferred suppliers of safe, high quality food to the United States of America (USA) after the signing of a bilateral Food Safety...
23 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia AgForce Welcomes Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader...
22 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia Agriculture Victoria Urged to Take Animal Welfare Role from RSPCA
AUSTRALIA - Victoria's peak farm lobby has warned the State Government needs to act swiftly to stop animal activist groups from seizing the power to police farm practice, in its submission to a parliamentary...
15 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia New Drought Declarations Show Farming Families Still Being Affected
AUSTRALIA - New drought declarations announced over the weekend are a recognition of the continued impact deteriorating weather conditions are having on farming families across Queensland, AgForce said...
08 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia Improving Animal Health Feedback to Producers
AUSTRALIA - A large project aiming to improve the ability of producers to monitor disease prevalence in their livestock, and make informed on-farm decisions to manage the health status and improve productivity...
07 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia Testing Time for Australian Pork Producers
AUSTRALIA - Despite Australian pork producers achieving commendable productivity gains and consistently good herd feed conversion (HFC) rates, it might not be quite enough to offset the downside of an...
27 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia Australian Pork Expansion to Benefit Southeast Asia
AUSTRALIA - A pork processor in South Australia that supplies meat to Southeast Asia will undergo a major expansion to become one of the biggest facilities of its kind....
 
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