leadership course

Pork Leadership Course 2022

Above:Members from the Australian pork industry have been on a journey to develop their leadership skills through their involvement in the Pork Leadership Course. Rachael Bryant from APL, and Anthony Martyniuk, Zelda Nel and Sean Pollock all from SunPork. Over the past 12 months, six members of the Australian pork industry have been on a…

biodiversity decline

Farmers reversing biodiversity decline

The National Farmers’ Federation is calling for investment and collaboration to reverse declining biodiversity following the State of the Environment Report released recently showing Australian biodiversity is suffering significant decline and remains under threat. NFF president Fiona Simson said farmers sought discussion and detail from the Federal Government on “locking up” Australian landscape, which was…

Foot and mouth disease

Tyranny of distance not so bad

Following the July 5 confirmation by Indonesian authorities of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Bali, some panic has emerged Down Under – especially and unsurprisingly among livestock producers. A contagious viral disease of cattle, sheep, goats and pigs with severe consequences for animal health and trade, FMD is – at least for…

August 2022

August 2022 edition headlines Vet’s view on foot and mouth Our resiliency and resolve continue to be tested Tyranny of distance not so bad A practical perspective on managing production without using zinc oxide African swine fever in Germany update Pork Leadership Course 2022 Officials visit Indonesia Represent the pork industry as a Australian Pork…

Zoetis

Zoetis and Beyond Blue support mental health

Even the most resilient people need help and support CONSIDERING the vastness of Australia and the number of people who live in regional and rural areas, it’s a concerning fact that remoteness is a major risk factor contributing to mental health issues and suicide, with the suicide rates being 60 percent higher than rates in…

Apiam

Staff highlights for Apiam

APIAM Animal Health is expanding their key account management team and is excited to announce the appointment of Haylee Clifford as the southern key account manager. Haylee comes from a rural farming background in South Australia and joins Apiam from AgCommunicators, where she was working as an agricultural communications and marketing consultant. In this role…

Businesses sourcing responsibly

Businesses sourcing responsibly

AUSTRALIANS want to know if the businesses they engage with operate in ways that align with their values. Are those businesses sourcing responsibly? We know Australians care about farm animal welfare and want to support responsibly sourced animal-based products, as has been seen with the uptake of cage free eggs. While Australians understand that animals…

July 2022

July 2022 edition headlines Emergency animal disease update Annual operating plan 22-23 European Union bans zinc oxide Truth in labelling with no porkies World Food Safety Day highlights food standards for better health Surveillance and monitoring of feral pigs Awards celebrate pork Staff highlights for Apiam ASF vaccine APL federal election summary Pump moves effluent…

Invaluable discussions at delegates forum

AFTER a two-and-a-half-year hiatus from face-to-face meetings due to COVID 19, the Australian Pork Limited team were finally able to meet with the board, delegates and state pork groups on the Gold Coast this month for the first delegates forum of 2022. The forum was well attended, with 31 of 32 delegates or their nominated…

Superbug zoonotic transmission possible from pigs to humans

A STUDY investigating samples of the superbug clostridioides difficile across 14 pig farms in Denmark finds the sharing of multiple antibiotic-resistance genes between pigs and human patients, providing evidence that animal to human – zoonotic – transmission is possible. The study – by Dr Semeh Bejaoui and colleagues from the University of Copenhagen and Statens…

Coles and Aussie farmers unite to fight MND

ORDER of Australia recipient, FightMND patron and co-founder Neale Daniher is calling on people in every corner of Australia to ‘beanie on, play on’ as part of the launch of FightMND’s annual fundraiser, the Big Freeze 8. Mr Daniher – who himself is fighting motor neurone disease – was joined by his family at the…

June 2022

June 2022 edition headlines Coles and Aussie farmers unite to fight MND Invaluable discussions at delegates forum Overseas events push grain prices Testing times for Australia’s pork production practices Making Old Blighty bacon Campaign drives pork purchase Testing times for our pork production practices Fine tuning production efficiency Investor holds Maccas to account Food cyber…