Apiam embraces new era of remote consultancy

THE COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way we work and communicate. Remote connectivity platforms have become an essential part of maintaining business as usual and it is likely these technologies will form the new normal for communication. Apiam Animal Health has recently deployed a new high-resolution, live streaming headwear technology that enables veterinarians and…

AGCO’s successful Taiwan bid

AGCO Grain and Protein Australia is proud to announce it has been successful in its proposal to rebuild and modernise a massive pig farm project in Taiwan, worth $A280 million for Taiwan Sugar Co. This project will be a joint effort between reputable Taiwanese construction companies including Forest Water Environmental Engineering Co Ltd, Topco Scientific…

Pork producers help raise record amount for FightMND

RECORD-breaking fundraising efforts by Aussie pork producers and Coles supermarkets may mean a cure for motor neurone disease is one step closer. During May and June, the FightMND Foundation received 10 cents from the sale of each pack of Coles Brand fresh Australian pork, as well as an additional donation from pork producers who supply…

July 2020

July 2020 edition headlines Pork producers help raise record amount for FightMND APL prioritising Aussie smallgoods growth Fresh face for Research & Innovation team ‘Tis the other season to be jolly First shots fired in ferocious feral fight National antimicrobial resistance surveillance study – we need your help Feeding gilts for a lifetime of reproductive…

Producers leading feral pig response in WA

WESTERN Australia’s pork industry is targeting southern feral pig populations encroaching on pig production districts in efforts to defend itself from African swine fever and other biosecurity risks. Australian Pork Limited CEO Margo Andrae said protecting the nation’s $5.3 billion pork industry from the threat of ASF required vigilance regarding the potential arrival of ASF…

AgShows provides grants to 122 regional shows

Regional agricultural show societies across Australia will share in $20 million worth of grants to renew and reinvigorate aging showgrounds through the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program. Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the grants would also serve as a much-needed cash injection in the wake of recent bushfires and the COVID-19 outbreak. “Agricultural…

June 2020

June 2020 edition headlines Mixed blessings but no panic during pandemic Are you giving your gilts the right start to a productive life? APL’s new teams address producer feedback Porking threesome and its runaway love child More space leads to better health and growth Applications for low-interest loans about to close Producers leading feral pig…

Business improvement opportunities from APL

AS mentioned in April’s article, the research team has continued to focus on finding ways to reduce production costs, keep our farms safe and improve our licence to operate. In a time where it’s difficult to get any news not related to COVID-19, we thought we’d put together an update on a few things the…

May 2020

May 2020 edition headlines Biosecurity vigilance to stop African swine fever spread to Australia Pork supply secure, call to support foodservice trade Differences between science and commerce A worldwide exercise in biosecurity COVID-19 update for producers Coronaviruses, COVID-19 and our pigs Now is the time to pivot Australian Pork Limited’s marketing focus Small-scale pig keeping:…

April 2020

April 2020 edition headlines Biosecurity vigilance to stop African swine fever spread to Australia Pork supply secure, call to support foodservice trade Differences between science and commerce A worldwide exercise in biosecurity COVID-19 update for producers Coronaviruses, COVID-19 and our pigs Now is the time to pivot Australian Pork Limited’s marketing focus Small-scale pig keeping:…

Differences between science and commerce

Last time I was involved as part of a team of technical experts was over 18 years ago, and it was with about 70 food technologists. So, I called a mentor of mine and asked him whether I might have forgotten anything about working with technical experts. His answer was annoyingly concise: “They are people…