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Australia’s largest producer of pork & premium pork products
Work in our industry leading Research & Innovation team
Idyllic lifestyle in the Albury/Wodonga region

About Rivalea
We are one of Australia’s leading integrated Agri-food companies, employing approximately 1150 people across the business in roles ranging from farming and meat processing, to sales and scientific research. With sites in regional and metropolitan locations, we provide premium pork products to local, national and export markets.
About the Role
This full-time position based in Corowa is responsible for large scale project management and science program implementation to achieve successful, industry leading research in animal health, nutrition, behaviour, reproduction, growth and physiology.

Closing date for applications is 30th April. All applications should be lodged on Seek.com

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Australasian pork research proposals on the move

Proposals covering resilience in antimicrobial reduction and resistance and the role of the microbiome in pig performance and health were highlights of the 33 considered in the first investment round for Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL).
APRIL’s first call for research proposals to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry attracted more than 40 submissions.
APRIL R&D Committee met on March 26 to consider the 33 proposals which had passed through the review process.
Pork CRC CEO Roger Campbell said the proposals covered all APRIL priorities (resilience, cost and return on assets), were generally novel and some very innovative.
Subjects covered in the reviewed proposals included: reducing feed cost; improving number of pigs weaned; manipulating feed efficiency and the body fat content of growing pigs; rapid assessment of eating quality; enhancing animal welfare and remote monitoring of animal performance and heath.
The committee will recommend proposals to be supported to the APRIL board, which meets on April 23 to make final decisions.

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Novel pork proposals make for good reading

Novel means of monitoring and improving pig health and reproduction, alleviating summer infertility and enhancing genetic progress across the Australian pig herd, were just some of the subjects covered in quality research proposals submitted this week to Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL).
APRIL’s first call for research proposals to enhance the competiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry attracted 40 submissions.
APRIL, which replaces the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC), is fully member based with an initial investment in 2018-2019 approaching $3 million and is actively seeking new science and creative new ideas.

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 Productive Pork CRC for all to see

Although approaching its wind-up phase, the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork had another very productive year in 2016/17, in terms of research outcomes and raising the capability of researchers supporting the industry, including industry itself taking on employees through the Pork CRC’s acclaimed industry placement program.

In his 2016/17 Chairman’s report, released to Pork CRC participants at its annual Stakeholders’ Day in Melbourne on November 18, Dennis Mutton acknowledged the importance of not only having great research outcomes, but also the capacity to put results into practice along the value chain was critical to success.

Click here for moreDennis Mutton Pork CRC Chairman

Pork CRC Chairman Dennis Mutton delivers Pork CRC’s 2016/17 results at its 2017 Stakeholders’ Day in Melbourne

Suckling sows not into groups

Pork CRC project 1B-105, conducted at SunPork Farms in South Australia, revealed that when sows and their litters were grouped 13 days before weaning at 28 days, sows and their litters were adversely affected. Along with sow aggression at mixing, piglets also underperformed at weaning and 30 days post-weaning. Bottom line is that Dr David Lines and his team found that efforts to reduce the time sows spend confined during lactation just might be counter productive. Click here for more

 

Prime time for pork packaging improvement

Pork CRC supported research (Project 3A-118) to determine how packaging impacts the ageing and eating quality if pork, suggests retailers should consider alternative packaging methods such as vacuum packaging and innovative vacuum skin packaging. To learn more about what Dr Minh Ha and his team at University of Melbourne found

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Latest news from Pork CRC

Australasian pork research proposals on the move

April 4, 2018  Proposals covering resilience in antimicrobial reduction and resistance and the role of the microbiome in pig performance and health were highlights of the 33 considered in the first investment round for Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL).  APRIL’s first call for research proposals to enhance the competitiveness…

Novel pork proposals make for good reading

Novel means of monitoring and improving pig health and reproduction, alleviating summer infertility and enhancing genetic progress across the Australian pig herd, were just some of the subjects covered in quality research proposals submitted this week to Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL). APRIL’s first call for research proposals to…

Latest Pork Publications

Latest Australian Pork Newspaper –   April 2018

Latest Australian Pork Newspaper – April 2018

  Pork CRC on Course at Roseworthy – Dr William van Wettere – Page 1 Sizing up mortality matters in the US – Dr Roger Campbell – Page 4 Australian pork research proposals on the move – Dr Roger Campbell – Page 11  Click to view online or download a pdf version

Latest Pork Journal – Jan/Feb 2018

Latest Pork Journal – Jan/Feb 2018

Jan/Feb 2018 Ridley Enrichment block – Page 8 Feed Efficiency – Page 18      

Pig Industry Yearbook 2018

Pig Industry Yearbook 2018

Pig Industry Yearbook 2018 edition Industry organisation reviews Industry Personnel listings Supplier company guides  

Annual Report 2016-2017

Annual Report 2016-2017

   Annual Report 2016-17 Click here for for pdf version