Message from the CEO

Dear Pork CRC participants and researchers

A reminder that the call for proposals for 2015-2016 closes on November 30. The details are provided on the downloads page but if you have any questions give me or Graeme a call.

Otherwise contact the relevant Program Leader

Program 1 – Dr Ray King (0412 322 047)
Program 2 – Dr Brian Luxford (0418 261 844)
Program 3 –  Dr Darryl D’Souza (0421 622 900)
Program 4 – Dr Rob Wilson (0418 486 141)

As our chairman, Dennis Mutton, and I both said at the recent Stakeholders’ meeting, we are looking for good ideas/genuine innovation across the programs and happy to accept proposals that might fall outside the priority areas covered in the call.

Proposals will be judged on:
– Innovativeness
– Impact on industry
– Potential to generate income for Pork CRC (and partners/participants)
– Value for money – the budget
– Other benefits??

You have all done magnificently to date and expect the same this round.
Thanks and regards
Roger Campbell.

Stakes Getting Higher for Pork CRC

Officially opening the 3rd annual stakeholders’ meeting of the CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork in Melbourne on Monday, November 17, Chairman, Dennis Mutton, told a 75 strong audience of researchers, students, producers and Pork CRC participants that the future for pork R&D was strong.

“Having said that, we are looking to our researchers and participants to help us define that future.

“Now in year four of operation and with our sixth investment round to come in the 15/16 financial year, the Pork CRC encourages all involved to look at game changers to improve the industry’s sustainability and grow intellectual property so that we can successfully transition beyond this CRC in 18/19. The job is not yet done and we need to maintain energy and focus in this CRC.”

Pork CRC CEO, Dr Roger Campbell, commended students and researchers, in particular, for their efforts in the past year and emphasised the valuable contributions of Australian and international collaborators, especially Pork CRC’s suite of participants who commit cash and in-kind contributions.

“There’s no doubt research is alive and well across Australia and it has a very bright future.

“Our very successful education program is public proof of that, with undergraduates and post graduates working within all our programs, plus we have a very successful industry placement program and an enviable hit rate with post-study employment for students we’ve supported.”

 2013/14 Annual Report released

 

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Latest Pork Publications

Annual Report 2013-2014

Annual Report 2013-2014

 

Latest Pork Journal

Latest Pork Journal

  September/October 2014

Latest Australian Pork Newspaper – Nov 2014

Latest Australian Pork Newspaper – Nov 2014

Featuring Pork CRC performs for producers – pp 3-4 Science & Practice of Pig Production – p4 Emma aims to target sow aggression – Emma Greenwood, University of Adelaide – pp 8-9 Pork CRC project leader profile – Program 1’s Kim Bunter  – pp 14-15 Click here to view online

Pig Industry Yearbook 2014

Pig Industry Yearbook 2014

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