Pulled pork sliders a winning dinner

THE ‘Get some pork on your fork’ campaign is continuing its focus on communicating easy mid-week dinner winners to our target audience of time-poor families with children, and the new TV commercial ‘Sliders’ airs on May 1. Pulled pork sliders This new commercial shows an everyday family creating pulled-pork sliders at home and gives viewers…

Five freedoms domain of healthy debate

AFTER digesting a delectable animal welfare piece in an April edition of Pig Progress by Monique Pairis-Garcia, veterinarian and associate professor at North Carolina State University in the US, I thought I’d review the RSPCA’s view on the Five Freedoms Animal Welfare model and how it’s standing up to the increasingly observed Five Domains model.…

Cost of feral pigs to producers

Feral pigs cause significant economic losses to agricultural production and, while there are many anecdotal reports of individual impacts to farmers, regional-scale costs have not been well documented. In many instances, the limited resources that are available are preferentially being applied to support on-ground management programs to control feral pig populations, rather than routine monitoring…

May 2022

May 2022 edition headlines Cost of feral pigs to producers Committed to ensuring high animal welfare standards Pork Industry Calendar of Events Turning waste into drinking water Five freedoms domain of healthy debate Term ‘pork-barreling’ started as a joke Aerator upgrade for safer and better aeratio AusScan Monthly Early Harvest Report for March 202 Traceability…

PorkStar returns

Porkstar, the chef-influencer marketing program at Australian Pork Limited, returns to in-person events and activations this month after a hiatus due to COVID-19 lockdowns and pandemic restrictions on hospitality and events. PorkStar is the connector between new industry innovators and pork knowledge, armed with the task of elevating pork in peoples’ minds. Having an ongoing…

Big year in foodservice

Despite another turbulent year from a foodservice perspective at Australian Pork Limited, the overall eat-out rate – the proportion of the population eating out for lunch or dinner on any given day – recovered to 28 percent, after the low of 2020 at 25 percent. The overall improvement was driven by increases across all meal…

Celebrating women in pork

Last year, Australian Pork Limited made a commitment to address the gender inequality that exists within the global meat sector and closer to home, in Australia. With March 8 marking the United Nations-led International Women’s Day, it was an appropriate time to reflect on the achievements made and cement further work in this space. To…

April 2022

April 2022 edition headlines JEV and feral pigs Resolve and resilience tested War – the ultimate farming challenge Commercialisation project application call Sometimes size matters too much Celebrating women in pork Australia’s chief veterinary officer’s JEV message QFF welcomes new CEO Small Batch make a mark QPCG Industry Day in June Surety and security Strong…

Successful transplant of gene-edited pig heart into human

In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a 57-year-old male with terminal heart disease received a successful transplant of a genetically modified pig heart on January 10 and continues to do well according to doctors. It was the only available option for the patient. The historic surgery was conducted by the University of Maryland Medicine. This organ transplant…

A stabilisation of pork sales for Christmas 2021

Christmas 2021 was down slightly according to sales data obtained from Australian Pork Limited. An analysis has shown total fresh meat volume decreased by 3.6 percent compared to the abnormal bumper year of 2020. This was due to a decline in the percentage of Australian households purchasing fresh meat in the Christmas period and shoppers…

Destructive wild pigs can help build rainforests

Wild pigs are often thought of as ecosystem destroyers, but a new study found they also cultivate biodiverse rainforests in their native habitats. Dr Matthew Luskin from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland has been researching the effect of native pigs in Malaysian rainforests and found their nests may be critical…

March 2022

March 2022 edition headlines No more porkies – increased protection for meat labelling 2022 global meat trade Trapping standards for feral pigs Leadership leanings and learnings Industry’s EAD representatives for 2022 First mass administered erysipelas vaccine for pigs Pig production seasonality 2022 Raising a stink Working with industry to deliver sustainability framework Queensland pork scene…