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Pork CRC: Bench Pressing Lifts

by 5m Editor
2 June 2011, at 9:35am

AUSTRALIA - Pork CRC's benchmarking scheme for the production performance of the country's pork industry has completed an initial pilot and is now open to producers nationwide to participate.

At the Pork CRC’s Brisbane benchmarking meeting were (L-R) Alison Stirling and Nathan Lister, both of Reilly Pastoral, Queensland, Roger Campbell, Pork CRC CEO, Des Bownds, Salisbury Farming Enterprises, Queensland, Paul Taylor, PD and JJ Taylor Piggery, Queensland, Geoff Handley, Highspec Rural Services, Queensland, Jenny Taylor, PD and JJ Taylor Piggery, Queensland, Rowan O’Hagan, Benchmarking Project Manager, Dave Henman, Rivalea, NSW, Laurie Brosnan, Bettafield, Queensland, Ben Jarvis, Liberty Fields, Queensland and Ian Hill, Bailey Creek Piggeries, Queensland.

The 20 current participants recently met in Brisbane to openly discuss and analyse the latest performance and financial figures.

Potential participants with farrow-to-finish production units of 250 sows or more, are encouraged to join for the 2011/12 financial year.

If you are such a producer and wish to participate, contact Pork CRC Project Manager, Graeme Crook, Email [email protected] or Tel 08 8303 7973 or Mobile 0417 805 422.

According to Pork CRC CEO, Dr Roger Campbell, benchmarking is a way of determining who is the best at a particular task or process and, hopefully, why they are able to achieve the figures they do.

“Benchmarking sets the standard for everyone to aspire to,” he said.

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