Commercial Focus for Pork CRC
Pork CRC Manager, Commercialisation and Research Impact,
Dr Charles Rikard-Bell
Projects focussed on improving pig nutrition, enhancing weaner performance, increasing reproduction and enriching the lives of group housed sows are at various stages of development and commercialisation with the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC).
According to Pork CRC Manager, Commercialisation and Research Impact, Charles Rikard-Bell, the projects range from proof of concept to ready for adoption.
Dr Rikard-Bell said the four key projects which are nearing commercial reality are AusScan Online, a performance enhancer for weaned pigs, patents on improving reproduction and poured blocks to enrich group housed pigs.
Pork CRC CEO, Roger Campbell said all four were well advanced and poised to make a positive impact on Australia’s pork industry. click here for more.
Fellowship Extended from UK by Paul Hughes
Prof Paul Hughes, formerly of SARDI and well known to the Pork CRC ‘family’, is now a professorial fellow at University of Leeds in the UK. Paul tells us that Leeds Uni is keen to grow its involvement in pig research and is currently investing about A$15million in new pig facilities. It intends expanding its research group and is now offering University Academic Fellowships to early career scientists who are beyond the postgraduate stage but not yet in senior positions. If that person is you, or you know someone who could fit the bill, click here for more.
Applications open for 2016 Science and Innovation Awards
Young Australian researchers, innovators and scientists involved in the agriculture sector are invited to apply for a share of $240,000 in grants as part of the 2016 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the Awards encouraged young rural innovators to think big and contribute to the future success of Australian agriculture through funding for their innovative research projects. Click here for more.
Alltech Recruiting Grads for Career Program
Alltech is recruiting recent graduates to apply for the fourth annual Alltech Corporate Career Development Program. Graduates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree programs are invited to apply now through September 30. The program begins in February of 2016. For more details please click here