Sep 2020

September 2020 edition headlines Protecting Australian producers from ASF The best of the pork industry Changing for the better in Research & Innovation Pork glorious pork Antimicrobial resistance: many asking a few to use less Piggeries get jetting Keeping an eye on sow mortality APRIL funding applications ACCC Inquiry into farmer treatment Marketing pork in…

Anti-viral properties of formic acid

AFRICAN swine fever is an important economic disease and in most countries, infections are notifiable by law to relevant authorities. First discovered in Africa in the early 1900s, ASF infects all breeds of pig, and impacts pork producing countries through severe mortality and bans on the export of pork products. Formic acid has been shown…

Pumping iron leads to heavier weights

WITH porker and baconer prices on the rise, all producers are primed on how to produce not only more pigs, but heavier kilo pigs at wean. It goes unsaid that the more robust and healthier a pig is at weaning, the less mortality and medication cost a producer should expect to invest, until time to…

Feral pig estimated annual $100m damage bill

A REPORT published this week by Australian Pork Limited has confirmed that feral pigs are second only to rabbits in terms of their economic impact as an invasive species in Australia. The report is part of the development of the National Feral Pig Action Plan, a $1.4 million federal government initiative which is being managed…

Aug 2020

August 2020 edition headlines Second round of Women in Hospitality Mentor Program One year on: ASF, a global pandemic and an ambitious new plan African swine fever still front-of-mind APRIL call for AusScan tenders The life of Brian Feral pig estimated annual $100m damage bill UN backdown on anti-meat campaign Drastic changes ahead for German…

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…