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…

Pork supply secure, call to support foodservice trade

THE Australian Pork Limited team is taking the lead on several fronts in response to the rapidly evolving impact of COVID-19. APL is committed to ensuring Australian pig producers and the wider pork industry are able to respond strongly to the unfolding situation. As an industry, our priorities are to protect the health and safety…

Biosecurity vigilance to stop ASF spread to Australia

AUSTRALIAN pork producers remain on alert following confirmation in the last week of March that the deadly African swine fever virus caused the deaths of hundreds of pigs in Papua New Guinea. PNG officials, who confirmed samples from the affected Southern Highlands pigs were sent to Australia and returned positive for ASF, are investigating how…

March 2020

March 2020 edition headlines Taking on new challenges Exciting changes under way at Australian Pork Limited Cattle feedlot antimicrobial stewardship practices positive If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it German states prepare for swine fever outbreak and intensify preventative strategies US to focus on growth strategies as pork exports set new records in…

February 2020

February 2020 edition headlines New ad campaign a hit while trespass penalties amiss The perfect weeknight quickie Coronavirus and ASF – some interesting biosecurity parallels Stunning alternatives revealed New ham promotion for a new decade US-China trade deal: what does it mean for Australian pork? Staying ahead of the next disease challenge in Denmark ASF…