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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....
22 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Australia Value of Australian Farm Production Set to Rise
AUSTRALIA - The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase to $58.4 billion in 2016-17, according to the latest analysis released in the Agricultural Commodities report from ABARES,...
12 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Australia Use, Value of Diagnostics in Australian Swine Industry
ANALYSIS - Chris Richards, swine veterinarian with Apiam Animal Health in Australia, said they use diagnostics in a number of different ways in their swine practice....
05 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Australia Study Finds Pig Eco-Shelters Drive Down Greenhouse Gas Emissions
AUSTRALIA - A Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork study has found that greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are 38 per cent lower in eco-shelters and 88pc of the variability in production...
08 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Australia International Report Confirms More Government Vets are Needed
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) commends the government for its ongoing work in biosecurity but says there is still room for improvement. This follows the release of the World Organisation...
16 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Australia AASV: Antibiotic Use in the Australian Swine Industry
ANALYSIS - Dr. Chris Richards, practicing swine veterinarian with Apiam Animal Health based in Australia, spoke to veterinarians at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) conference, offering...
09 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Australia Pork CRC Productively Enhancing Pig Welfare
AUSTRALIA - Appetite enhancers for weaners and enrichment blocks for gestating sows and weaners may soon be on the productivity improvement ‘menus’ for Australia’s pork producers....
03 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Australia Pork CRC Pushing Australian Pork Producers Onto World Stage
AUSTRALIA - Australian pork producers are competitive with most of the European Union on cost and with Canada and USA on reproduction and feed efficiency, according to global benchmarking results for calendar...
23 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Australia Antibiotic Resistance Presentation Wins Pork CRC APSA Awards
AUSTRALIA - Pork CRC supported PhD candidate at University of Sydney, Lechelle van Breda (pictured), won Pork CRC’s ‘Best Presentation and best first time presentation’ award at the 2015 Australasian...
21 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Australia Farmers Urged to Check Animals in Extreme South Australian Heat
AUSTRALIA - Livestock and poultry owners have been reminded to take special care of their stock over the coming days of extreme heat, as animals suffer from the heat as well....
08 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Australia Concern Over Make-Up of Australian Animal Welfare Committee
AUSTRALIA - Farmers have expressed concern at the recently appointed Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC)....
01 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Australia Australia Celebrating its Locally Produced Hams
AUSTRALIA - Australia is celebrating an promoting its 100 per cent locally produced ham this week as part of Australian Ham Week (29 November-5 December)....
19 November 2015
Pig Industry News from Australia Australia Develops New Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines for Livestock
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association and Animal Medicines Australia are joining forces to develop best practice antibiotic prescribing guidelines for livestock and horses....
Pig Industry News from Australia ALDI Supporting Australian Pig Farmers this Christmas
AUSTRALIA - ALDI has become the first major supermarket to support Australian pig farmers by using the pink Australian Pork logo on its own branded BERG® Christmas hams....
07 October 2015
Pig Industry News from Australia Free Range Pork a Growth Area for West Australia
AUSTRALIA - Outgoing West Australian Pork Producers’ Association President, Richard Evison, highlighted the growth of free range pork in his report to WAPPA’s 2015 AGM....
 
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