Future leaders of pork value chain

The Australian pork sector is full of hard working and passionate people and, for many, it is more than just a job – the role they play in society is fundamental to their identity. When supply chain participants are attacked for carrying out their professions and their passion, it can become a personal attack on…

Immunocastration benefits

Boar taint is one of the main reasons consumers may have product failure rates. Immunocastration is one of the tools producers can use to deal with off-odour and off-flavour issues in pork. However, while approximately 60 percent of the Australian herd utilises IC in their production, the remaining portion may not use this technology due…

Pig waste turned into clean and green power

Australian producers are converting their animal waste into fuel for biogas power plants – turning ponds of poop into power. Not known for being clean or green, piggeries are rapidly becoming greener than vegetables where climate change is concerned. Investment and effort by industry organisations and producers have seen pork production develop into the country’s…

January 2022

January 2022 edition headlines Pig waste turned into clean and green power What does 2022 have in store Seeing is believing with feral pigs D’Orsogna a worthy winner AusScan Early Harvest Report Immunocastration benefits APL’s Pan Pacific Pork Expo 2022 cancelled Producer relations and industry insights Gorman-Rupp pump solves blockage issue Insight into Stockyard Industries…

Additional biosecurity officers for Australia

Australia’s frontline offensive against biosecurity risks, African swine fever and hitchhiker pests was bolstered recently, with 96 biosecurity officers starting work – a firm focus on tackling the evolving threats. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said the bulk recruitment was part of the Australian Government’s commitment to get more frontline boots on…

Import awareness campaign

New insights into consumer awareness and purchasing behaviour in Adelaide has been revealed in a trial marketing campaign conducted by Australian Pork Limited this year. The APL marketing team re-launched the trial in metropolitan Adelaide in March as a response to extensive research showing most consumers were unaware that they were buying ham or bacon…

December 2021

December 2021 edition headlines APSA addresses pork industry challenges It’s time to build future careers now APRIL Stakeholders’ Forum – emphasis on commercialisation APSA addresses pork industry challenges Going into bat for pork fat APRIL Stakeholders’ Forum Pork at PIX AMC African swine fever in Germany – update Youngs Farm ramps up pig manure program…

Pigs can’t fly

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ newly trained team will be the department’s eyes in the sky when it comes to feral pig monitoring and emergency response. The group completed helicopter safety training starting with practical underwater escape training and hazard scanning in a helicopter flight simulator. They then took to the skies with a…

Collaboration provides precise testing

APIAM Animal Health, in collaboration with APRIL and Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, are pleased to provide the Australian pig industry access to lawsonia intracellularis quantitative polymerase chain reaction testing. The diagnostic qPCR test provides more precise detection of lawsonia intracelluaris compared to existing diagnostic methods and by doing so provides opportunity for improved production outcomes.…

Marketing gets more pork on festive forks

With Christmas around the corner, Australians are determined to reconnect with loved ones after another year affected by COVID-19. But despite eased restrictions, uncertainty around interstate and international travel will continue the trend towards entertaining at home. Which means big opportunities for Australians to celebrate the festive season with pork. This year, the Australian Pork…

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November 2021

November 2021 edition headlines Marketing gets more pork on festive forks New sustainability framework for pork Controlling feral pig populations Time ticking for pork takeover Benefits of Aromex Pro Collaboration provides precise testing Fire season is coming APL roadmap to reducing carbon and waste APL’s product integrity projects Pigs can’t fly Plan on hand to…