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.

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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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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…

Close call for pork proposals

A first call by Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) for research proposals to enhance the competiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry closes Friday, February 16. APRIL, which replaces the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC), is fully member based with an initial investment…

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Latest Australian Pork Newspaper –   February 2018

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