African swine fever variant and imports pose risk

The Australian Government is urging heightened biosecurity vigilance following reports of new variants of African swine fever emerging in our region. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the next few weeks in particular were critical to keeping the deadly disease out. “The reported emergence of new variants of the ASF virus…

Top Sydney chefs gather to support Aussie pork industry

Sydney’s most influential chefs gathered with farmers and food industry leaders recently at Restaurant Pendolino for a night of collaboration and celebration, all in the name of Australian pork. Australian Pork Limited’s foodservice brand PorkStar took the opportunity to bring the industry together after a difficult 12 months across the country. Despite the huge hit…

Mar 2021

March 2021 edition headlines Top Sydney chefs gather to support Aussie pork industry Industry bodies united to overcome supply chain risks Increasing reproductive performance and productivity SunPork shining light on antimicrobial stewardship Policy priority to build workforce African swine fever variant and imports pose risk Power plays paralyse industry bodies AusScan Online publishes early harvest…

Lab-based meat company secures $A7.7m in seed funding

Australian cell-based meat company Vow Foods has secured $A7.7 million in a seed funding round, with backing from Mike and Annie Cannon-Brookes’ investing arm Grok Ventures. Using animal cells, the Sydney-based start-up produces traditional meat such as pork and chicken, as well as alpaca, water buffalo and even one of Australia’s most iconic animals –…

Australian pork reclaims weeknight dinners

“Again! … I guess we could make it a quickie.” In January 2020, Australian Pork Limited launched for the first time its cheeky advertising campaign showcasing pork as quick and easy to cook. However, with COVID-19 changing the world around us and with Australia thrown into lockdown, consumers’ shopping behaviours shifted. Supermarket meat cabinets emptied,…

Feb 2021

February 2021 edition headlines Australian pork reclaims weeknight dinners A positive note for pork industry The research and innovation process Meat workers prioritised for COVID vaccine Record sales for fresh pork New year, new priorities APRIL on track in 2021 Supporting Queensland pork producers A specialist’s nine principles for monitoring health Stockyard Industries expands its…

Australians care where their food comes from

Research from the National Farmers Federation shows that almost one quarter of Australians said that COVID-19 had made them more conscious of where their food comes from. NFF president and Liverpool Plains farmer Fiona Simson said panic buying and temporary supermarket shortages had caused angst for many Australians. “It is logical that Australians have taken…

The importance of communication

I hope everyone has had a much-needed rest and a chance to relax over the festive season after a very challenging 2020, hopefully in preparation for a more prosperous, easier and healthier 2021. In the December issue of APN, I wrote about the situation of the mink industry in Denmark, which was devastating for producers…

Rabobank partners with Network 10 Farm to Fork cooking show

Agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank has announced it is partnering with Network 10 cooking show Farm to Fork. The bank, a global specialist in food and agribusiness and one of the leading providers of financial services to Australian agriculture, has joined with Network 10 and Farm to Fork’s producers Dual Entertainment as a partner in season…

Jan 2021

January 2021 edition headlines Young Agribusiness Leader of the Year Australian pork’s appetite for innovation Sustainability is the goal for us all Pork retail data shows continued growth Rabobank partners with Network 10 Farm to Fork cooking show Piggery effluent pumps Australian economy thrives under raw deal: Insights Traceability grants boost to exports Australian Pork…