sustainable

Sustainable biosecurity funding

ABOVE: A strong and sustainable biosecurity funding system is critical to protecting Australia’s economy, environment and way of life. Contribution of industry sectors to total Biosecurity Protection Levy revenue, based on the proportional share of total gross value of production are now available for download. The proposed Biosecurity Protection Levy rates are being published in…

pork

ABARES report reveals public pork consumption

ABOVE: Over the past 12 months, consumers’ perceptions of pork in comparison to other animal proteins have strengthened in key areas. The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences recently released its agricultural commodities report for the March quarter of 2024, which provided forecasts for the value, volume and price of Australia’s agricultural…

feral

Feral pigs cause $62 million in losses

ABOVE: Economic costs of damage caused by feral pigs are not being routinely or consistently collected by most management programs. Photo credit: Midwest Biosecurity Group In March 2024, North West Local Land Services released the third and final seasonal cost benefit analysis report of feral pig damage to farmers in northwest NSW. This work, conducted…

pork

June 2024

June edition headlines ABARES report reveals public pork consumption Reflecting on Food with Purpose 2024 New operating model for APRIL JEV virus in Australia Pig industry and Biosecurity Queensland join forces in supply chain exercise Feral pigs cause $62 million in losses to northwest NSW farmers Picture perfect pork Senate inquiry confirms unconscionable treatment of…

food

SunPork and Mighty Good Food Group announce partnership

ABOVE: Jim Tanner and Mighty Good Food Group CEO Emily Pullen. Two iconic Queensland agricultural and food businesses have announced they are forming a partnership to manufacture dehydrated meat products for the burgeoning pet and human snack markets. SunPork and Mighty Good Food Group have joined forces to meet the growing demand for pet treats…

Alltech

2024 Alltech Agri-Food Outlook

ABOVE: The 2024 Alltech Agri-Food Outlook revealed global feed production survey data and trends. Global animal feed production remained steady in 2023 at 1.29 billion metric tons, a slight decrease of 2.6 million metric tons – or 0.2 percent – from 2022’s estimates, according to the 2024 Agri-Food Outlook released by Alltech recently. The annual…

networks

Australia’s 3G networks are closing down

ABOVE: Check with your service provider to confirm if you will be impacted before the 3G network closures. Photo: Hassan Ouajbir Act now, don’t delay – here’s what you need to know. Australia’s 3G networks are closing down. It is important that Australians know if they will be impacted and have time to upgrade their…

welfare

Vic pig welfare consistent with standards elsewhere

ABOVE: Very substantial welfare practices go on behind the scenes, it’s not a façade. Photo: Lauren McConachie According to Agriculture Victoria, the state’s pig welfare standards are “broadly consistent” with those of other countries. Executive director of animal welfare at the department Dr Trevor Pisciotta said the pig husbandry and slaughter practices used in the…

May 2024

May edition headlines Vic pig welfare consistent with standards elsewhere Food with Purpose 2024 Ag ministers commit to National Statement on Animal Welfare Abattoir admits responsibility for animal welfare breaches US pork exports to Australia more than triple in a year Respected brand D’Orsogna 75 years on Veolia goes with new technology for DAF plant…

alltech

Alltech supports mentoring women in food and agriculture

ABOVE: WFA global chair Elisabeth Mork-Eidem expressed her enthusiasm for the program’s continued success. Alltech is proud to continue to partner with the Women in Food & Agriculture mentorship program. Applications are open for new mentors of any gender and for female mentees from across the global food and agriculture sector. Now in its fourth…

agriculture

Safety is paramount in Australian agriculture

ABOVE: Work still to be done to protect those working in Australian agriculture, with quadbikes and tractors the leading causes of farm-related deaths in Australia. As part of the University of Sydney’s School of Rural Health, AgHealth Australia farm safety research manager Kerri-Lynn Peachey is happy to see the number of on-farm deaths trending in…

pork

ALMTech research opens way for new pork carcass measurements

ABOVE: Calculating carcass value solely using P2 fat measurements poorly reflects lean meat yield in the fore, belly and hind sections of the carcass and fails to quantify the full variation in carcass value in pork. Photo: DAFWA New sensor technology is now at hand for pork processors to accurately predict lean meat yield, potentially…