Pork CRC Ponders Pig Feed Efficiency Flaws

In his latest report to stakeholders, CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork CEO, Roger Campbell, said Australian pork producers were making good progress in reproduction and they matched their overseas competitors for herd feed efficiency, but they came a long way last in volume, or kilogram carcass weight sold per…

APRIL in December call for new scientists and new science

Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) today made its first call for research proposals to markedly enhance the competiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry. 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…

Productive Pork CRC for all to see

November 30, 2017 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…

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…