Project Update

Damien Batstone

Pork CRC’s Project 4C-105 proposes to enable better lagoon start-up, management, and operation by avoiding costly failure and achieving better effluent quality. Covered anaerobic lagoons are a key component of low carbon pork production, enabling methane emitted during treatment of manure effluent representing one of the easiest ways to reduce carbon emissions, as well as a method to generate renewable electricity or heat for on-site consumption. For further information and the full report, click here

Showcasing Early Career Researchers 2015 call for applications

2015 showcase
 We want to hear about your project
Tell us in 30 seconds and you could win a trip to Canberra to present your work at Australia 2040, May 25-27,  2015, the annual conference of the Cooperative Research Centres Association.
The five best entries will get:

  • A trip to Canberra* with airfares, transfers, conference registration and all social events, including the CRC Association’s Gala Excellence in Innovation Awards Dinner.
  • $1,000.
  • The opportunity to give a 5-minute presentation on your work at Australia 2040 for the chance to win $5,000.

*If you are from Canberra, we’ll give you a $500 travel voucher with Qantas towards your next trip.
Applications close Thursday 26 February 2015. For more information, click here

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PigEV Webinars Weigh Up What Works for Growers and Sows

To help pork producers better measure and manage the financial implications resulting from changing how they manage their sows and growers, the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU) at the University of New England has developed PigEV, a program which provides economic values and economic weights for significant traits of sows and grower pigs.

According to AGBU Associate Professor Susanne Hermesch, PigEV can also evaluate non-genetic strategies, which made it a hot topic of discussion at the 2014 AGM of Pork CRC in Melbourne.

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You still have a chance to participate this week:

  • Wednesday, February 25, at 2 PM NSW time (AEDT) –Introduction and overview of PigEV
  • Thursday, February 26, at 2 PM NSW time (AEDT) – Economic values and economic weights for traits of growing pigs
  • Friday, February 27 at 2 PM NSW time (AEDT) – Economic values and economic weights for traits of sows

To participate, contact Prof Hermesch by email  or Tel 02 6773 3787


Latest news from Pork CRC

AusScan Online – a revolution in NIR calibration delivery – is now LIVE!

  A new online platform, known as AusScan Online, is set to revolutionise feed ingredient near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) calibrations, thanks to a licensing agreement between the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC) and Aunir. According to Pork CRC CEO, Dr Roger Campbell and Aunir…

Pork CRC Pointers For Successful Sow Group Housing

Australian pork producers and sows in their care are successfully transitioning to group housing as part of the concerted efforts to produce high integrity Australian pork and appropriately differentiate the product from that of overseas competitors. Addressing 150 pork producers and industry stakeholders at the recent Pork CRC and APL…

Latest Pork Publications

Latest Australian Pork Newspaper – Feb 2015

Latest Australian Pork Newspaper – Feb 2015

Featuring Global benchmarks – a tale of two stories for Australia – pp 3 & 4 Advancing carbon-neutral pork production – Sergi Astals-Garcia- p5 Pork CRC project leader profile – Program 4’s Damien Batstone  – p8 Science and Practise of Pig Production proves popular – p9 AusScan now online – p13 Click to view online…

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