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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....
17 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia Pork CRC Commercialisation Advances
AUSTRALIA - Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC) Manager, Commercialisation and Research Impact, Charles Rikard-Bell, has confirmed that a pipeline of products is being...
16 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Australia GM Foods: Why Presenting 'Just the Facts' Won't Work
AUSTRALIA - When it comes to controversial science issues, scientists need to rethink their approach to engaging the public, according to the authors of a new study looking at women's attitudes towards...
28 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Australia Australian Farms to Employ Autistic Adults to Further Improve Pig Welfare
AUSRALIA - Pork CRC and the South Australian government have contributed $150,000 towards a world first initiative by Autism CRC and SunPork Farms to employ autistic adults in animal care positions in...
06 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Australia New Research Finds Cinnamon Cools Pigs' Stomach, Improves Overall Health
AUSTRALIA - New research has found that cinnamon can help cool the stomachs of pigs as well as contributing to a general improvement in overall health....
Pig Industry News from Australia Sustainable Outdoor Pig Production Workshops on Offer
AUSTRALIA - A free half day workshop is now on offer to help farmers plan and manage outdoor pig farms, in a way that benefits the environment and their practice....
 
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