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…

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…

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…