AusScan on the move

November 10, 2017 AusScan is gaining momentum globally, with scan numbers increasing from 2200 in the 2015 launch year to 11,882 in 2016 and on target to eclipse 22,000 scans in 2017. This indicates customers are valuing AusScan’s world first calibrations for pig digestible energy (DE), poultry apparent metabolisable energy…

Pork CRC Benchmarking Producers Progressing

October 19, 2017 Pork CRC benchmarking results for 2016-17 are in and the progress achieved by Australian pork producers has impressed CEO Roger Campbell.  “I’m very happy with the progress made over time, especially in reproduction,” Dr Campbell said.  “We now have Australian herds exceeding 11 weaned per litter and…

Another Workplace Agreement on Pork CRC Industry Placement Program

September 13, 2017 Veterinarian Stephanie Nicholas, who commenced work in Western Australia this week with Portec Veterinary Services, is the latest in a long line of Pork CRC Industry Placement Program appointments. Dr Nicholas, who graduated from Murdoch University in December 2015 with Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS)…

APSA 2017 a scientific investment that makes sense

APSA MEDIA RELEASE – August 29, 2017 With early bird registrations for APSA 2017 now extended to September 15 and offering savings of up to $300, stakeholders invested in the science and business of producing pigs and pork, including scientists, producers, suppliers, regulators and associates are urged to register now…

Cautious optimism at WA Pork Producers Association 2017 Industry Day

West Australian Pork Producers Association President, Dawson Bradford, highlighted the need to find new markets in Asia which are prepared to pay a premium for WA pork, in his report to WAPPA’s 2017 annual general meeting. Meanwhile, he noted import protocols, which he believed should have been addressed years ago,…

Pork CRC declares dividends from SA government investment

Pork CRC Media Release – August 16, 2017 A 2015 commitment by the South Australian Government to invest half a million dollars with the Roseworthy, SA, head-quartered Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork, has already paid substantial dividends for the state’s pork industry, according to Pork CRC CEO…

APSA 2017 to reveal the pig science of tomorrow today

July 5, 2017 Although much has changed in the science behind pig production in the past 30 years, many of the topics researched and analysed remain much the same, including pig seasonal infertility and welfare. First held in 1987 in Albury, New South Wales, the biennial Australasian Pig Science Association…

Pork CRC Students Making a Mark

June 28, 2017 CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork supported Animal Science Honours student, Danica Evans, who recently received First Class Honours for her work and topped her year, is now doing the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, also at Murdoch University. Her Pork CRC Honours thesis was titled Comparison of…

Algae work to reduce piggery greenhouse gas emissions

 June 14, 2017 Pork CRC Program 4, ‘Carbon conscious nutrient inputs and outputs’, conducts research to improve the sustainability of the pork industry, specifically to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to about 1 kg carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent/kg pork produced. An outcome of the program has been the increasing adoption of…

APRIL meeting in May in WA

May 2, 2017 Pork CRC Chairman Dennis Mutton and CEO Roger Campbell met with West Australian researchers and industry representatives on Monday, May 1 to workshop opportunities and ideas for innovative R&D as Pork CRC transitions to Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL), which commenced in November 2016. Pork CRC’s…