February 2019

February 2019 edition headlines Aussie farmers fight back in face of radical anti-farm group intimidation Aussie No Farms is more like it… Biosecurity, biosecurity, biosecurity Animal Welfare Science Centre completes pig welfare scientific review Australian Pork Industry Leadership Course – course two applications open APSA 2019 Conference program announced Keeping Australia free from African swine…

Boehringer Ingelheim hosts Swine Academy

BOEHRINGER Ingelheim Animal Health Australia was fortunate to hold the first-ever Australian Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Academy program in Brisbane from November 27-30, 2018, with 16 producers, four veterinarians, and from the US the head of the BISA program Dr Arturo Oropeza participating. The program was facilitated by Dr Jim Lowe, an American veterinarian, producer and…

January 2019

January 2019 edition headlines Looking at a happy new 2019? Boehringer Ingelheim hosts Swine Academy Research grant to help pigs Seeking applicants for APL’s 2019 Leadership Course 2019 Chinese New Year – the Year of the Pig $120,000 fine for serious pig meat biosecurity breaches AusScan energising feed grain evaluation Farm financial performance to decline…

Positive Pork CRC outcomes outlined

ROGER Campbell, in his final annual report as Pork CRC CEO, highlighted positive R&D outcomes, including measuring and enhancing contentment of sows housed in conventional farrowing systems, global interest in a swine dysentery vaccine developed by Murdoch University, research at SARDI that developed an eating quality model for Australian pork and enhanced AusScan calibrations for…

December 2018

December 2018 edition headlines Positive Pork CRC outcomes outlined Mixing in Melbourne – the big and the small Antimicrobial stewardship – what’s happening 2018 – a year to learn from in the pork industry Gen Y turns a blind eye to food and fibre production Pork a steal at half the price Season’s best Aussie…

November 2018

November 2018 edition headlines Illegal pork semen importers face court One step forward, two steps back Affluent effluent possible for piggeries Uncovering new learnings and opportunities Export opportunities in northeast Asia Applications are open for the largest global university-level agriscience competition Funnelling for more sales Local Food Hub support is growing with OzHarvest Brisbane and…

Affluent effluent possible for piggeries

ABOUT 16 percent of the manure effluent of the Australian pig herd is now directed to biogas systems, equating to 29 percent of the herd housed in conventional sheds at piggeries larger than 500-sow farrow-to-finish, which is the cut-off for feasibility of these systems. Before Pork CRC’s Bioenergy Support Program commenced in 2012, manure from…

October 2018

October 2018 edition headlines APRIL first appointment of CEO and Chief Scientist Keeping on top of the fever Rural RnD4Profit – Waste to Revenue – Novel Fertilisers and Feeds Winning ways of collaboration Preparing for African swine fever in Denmark APL CEO notifies intention to step down after 13-year tenure Changes to planning requirements for…

September 2018

September 2018 edition headlines Never mind the kangaroo, look for the bar chart Big and small – engaging across the board New R&D investments – production and environment The steaks are high: is your pig fit to transport? Industry Placement Program starts in APRIL Reviewing the international trade landscape for a better Industry Export Strategy…

August 2018

August 2018 edition headlines What the statistics tell us Country of origin labelling – what has been done? Innovation – now and into the future Our industry needs a good ‘Rogering’ Animal welfare cast in bronze by Pork CRC Aussie meat eaters reject credibility of animal welfare activists Gary Sansom Prize boosting agribusiness learning Detect…

July 2018

July 2018 edition headlines Mutton adds Peacock to pork body No respite on the horizon Gaining value from animal health information Roger over and out Pig Farm Perspective by Bruce the brainy pig End of an era: Australian Pork chairman resigns Saleyards Standards and Guidelines released Country of origin labelling helps Aussie farmers APL’s strong…