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…

Free Ranging WA Pig Day Out

 March 30, 2017 Free ranging discussions on everything from pig reproduction to pig health management, pig welfare, pig transporting, pork prices, pork marketing and global competitiveness highlighted a lively 2017 WA Pig Day Out. Attended by about 100 people at Technology Park, Bentley, it was hosted by West Australian Pork…

Testing time for Australian pork producers

March 6 Despite Australian pork producers achieving commendable productivity gains and consistently good herd feed conversion (HFC) rates, it might not be quite enough to offset the downside of an internationally uncompetitive cost of production (COP).*  This was the blunt warning delivered by CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork CEO,…

Pork CRC Commercialisation Advances

Pork CRC Media Release — February 16, 2017 Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC) Manager, Commercialisation and Research Impact, Charles Rikard-Bell, has confirmed that a pipeline of products is being developed which will advance Australia’s pork industry, while, in some cases, earning income for ongoing and…

Positive Pork CRC Picture

Pork CRC Media Release – November 29, 2016  Presenting the 2015/16 Pork CRC annual report in Melbourne, Pork CRC Chairman Dennis Mutton said the year had been one of considerable achievement, with significant outcomes across all four programs. A very positive picture was painted for the Cooperative Research Centre for…

Pork CRC Backs Autistic Employment Approach to Improving Pig Welfare

 Pork CRC and the South Australian government have contributed $150,000 towards a world first initiative by Autism CRC and SunPork Farms to employ autistic adults in animal care positions in the Australian pork industry. Pilot projects in SA and Queensland will employ a minimum of four autistic adults in animal…

Buoyant Mood at 2016 WAPPA Industry Day

MEDIA RELEASE – August 17, 2016 West Australian Pork Producers’ Association President, Dawson Bradford, has highlighted the buoyant state of the industry in his report to WAPPA’s 2016 AGM. However, he sounded a note of caution about how possible changes to the ‘Standards and Guidelines’ (Model Code), once its review…

A First For SA Pork CRC Industry Placement Program

MEDIA RELEASE – August 3, 2016 Dr Alice Weaver at ‘Myora Farm’, South Australia, where she works under the Pork CRC’s Industry Placement Program with support from the SA Government Alice Weaver, whose PhD was supported by the CRC For High Integrity Australian Pork, is the first person to be awarded an…