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…

animals

Why humans kill animals – Part 3

ABOVE: The rufous hare-wallaby was pushed to the brink of extinction. Photo: Australian Wildlife Conservancy. Delving into and discussing the final five reasons Killing animals has been a ubiquitous human behaviour throughout history, yet it is becoming increasingly controversial and criticised in some parts of contemporary human society. Over a three-part series, researchers from around the…

Australian Pork Newspaper

April 2024

April edition headlines ALMTech research opens way for new pork carcass measurements Standing firm against radical activism and upholding welfare standards in pork industry EvokeAg 2024 showcases agricultural opportunities Rebound predicted for Australian agriculture Safety is paramount in Australian agriculture Existing management efforts may not be enough to control feral pig populations ProHand workshops Mismanagement…

animals

Why humans kill animals – Part 2

ABOVE: Indirect killing occurs when non-target animals die from accidental poisoning associated with use of the drugs, pesticides and herbicides used to protect animals and plants or as bycatch in traps intended for damage-causing animals. Photo: Emerson Begnini Killing animals has been a ubiquitous human behaviour throughout history, yet it is becoming increasingly controversial and…

ghost

Student ghosted following pork detection

ABOVE: Ghost detected more than 2kg of cooked meat, eggs and frangipani flowers that an international student had attempted to bring into Australia. An international student’s visa has been cancelled and an infringement notice of $3756 issued for attempting to bring more than 2kg of cooked meat, eggs and frangipani flowers into Australia. Working with…