APSAlutely awesome conference in Adelaide

THE 2019 Australasian Pig Science Association Conference was held at the Hilton Adelaide from November 17-20 and saw more than 280 attendees treated to a diverse range of topics presented by invited speakers both from Australia and around the world. In this Chinese Year of the Pig and despite the horrors of African swine fever…

December 2019

December 2019 edition headlines APSAlutely awesome conference in Adelaide The greatest gift is an Aussie Christmas ham Showcasing our new and upcoming industry leaders Is the pig cycle changing gear? ASF messaging needs massaging Overseas market access update The greatest gift you can give an Aussie pig farmer this Christmas is to buy Australian New…

Farmers call for feral pig cull

THE National Farmers’ Federation has called on governments to act immediately to control Australia’s 24 million-strong feral pig population. NFF chief executive Tony Mahar said, “Feral pigs destroy crops, degrade soil and water and spread weeds.” “Alarmingly, they also have the potential to spread endemic and exotic diseases such as African swine fever. “Specifically, we’re…

Protect your business from animal activists

AUSTRALIAN Pork Limited has been busy advocating for the safety and privacy of producers in recent months. The Aussie Farms Inc website, which identified the location and addresses of hundreds of producers, was released and promoted earlier this year accompanied by edited pictures and videos. Some of this footage is of family homes. APL made…

Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Academy

FOLLOWING the success of the Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Academy Production Economics program last year, Boehringer recently held the first BISA Lead program in Australia. This global program spans over two days and is designed for swine professionals in leadership roles. The course aims to provide participants with valuable insights and tools for people management they…

November 2019

November 2019 edition headlines Stepping up the fight against swine fever Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Academy Implementing our new R&D investment model PigPass Integrity is everyone’s responsibility APL African swine fever co-ordinator and resources Is your farm feral pig proof? Protect your business from animal activists Back to the future for pigging past Livestock feed demand…

Summer of the zombie sperm

Heat stress-induced DNA damage and its mitigation in boar spermatozoa DR Damien Paris gave quite a memorable presentation at this year’s Australian Pig Veterinarians Annual Conference. ‘Pork is the most consumed meat in the world and summer infertility equals reduced reproductive performance, costing the industry $300 million annually in the US.’ The thermal comfort zone…

What’s in a name when it comes to fair trade

SPENDING a few weeks in Portugal and Italy over September and October meant I’d have missed the editorial deadline for October’s APN, hence writing this pre-trip while contemplating the trip two days out from departure. One expectation I have is enjoying some quality pork and processed meats, especially in Italy, where I have done exactly…

October 2019

October 2019 edition headlines CM Farms strikes gold at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show Home-grown message reaches millions Growing a digital future for Australian agriculture Improving the eating characteristics of fresh Australian pork cuts South Korea orders military to target wild boar to stop spread of ASF Improvements to enhance PigPass Preparing for the…

September 2019

September 2019 edition headlines Australia’s best bacon announced Biosecurity is a fundamental cornerstone of Australia’s pig industry Responsible use of antimicrobials – key messages from Dr. Mandy Nevel’s visit What’s the most Australian way to eat bacon? Bacon and building Australian Australian young pork leaders Smallgoods is big business at D’Orsogna APL’s 2020-25 Strategic Plan…