Evan Bittner, University of Melbourne –Expansion of Australian Pork into the Asian Market – supervised by Professor Frank Dunshea
Ryan Cheng, Flinders University – Exploitation of wastewater grown microalgae for the production of biogas and feedstocks – supervised by Professor Howard Fallowfield.
Patricia Condous, University of Adelaide – Effect of swing-sided farrowing crates on sow and litter performance, behaviour and welfare – supervised by Dr Will van Wettere
Emma Greenwood, University of Adelaide – Optimising the management of group-housed gestating sows – supervised by Professor Paul Hughes, SARDI
Sarita Guy, University of Sydney – Genetic aspects of disease tolerance in pigs – supervised by Prof Peter Thomson and Assoc Prof Susanne Hermesch of AGBU (University of New England)
Megan Hawley, Flinders University – Advanced integrated treatment of pig slurry for algal biomass production and pig health – supervised by Professor Howard Fallowfield.
Ellen McDonald, University of Sydney – Development of a lactational oestrus induction protocol that can be implemented in confinement free sow housing systems – supervised by Dr Jeff Downing
Karen Moore, University of Melbourne – Optimising the production of male pigs immunised against gonadotrophin releasing hormone – supervised by Prof Frank Dunshea
Giang Tuyet Nguyen, University of Queensland – Influence of particle size and size distribution of cereals and pulses on digestibility and growth performance of pigs – supervised by Dr Peter Sopade.
Rousset Palou, University of Queensland – Reduction in use of antibiotic through the flavour conditioning with plant extracts and essential oils in piglets – supervised by Dr Eugeni Roura.
Robyn Terry, University of Adelaide – Managing the lactating sow to stimulate lactational ovulation and improve reproductive performance – supervised by Dr Will van Wettere.
Diana Turpin, Murdoch University – Gradual weaning of piglets: effects on performance and gut health – supervised by Professor John Pluske.
Lechelle van Breda, University of Sydney – A comprehensive risk factor analysis of E.coli disease in the piggery environment – supervised by Prof Michael Ward.
Megan Verdon, University of Melbourne – Social strategies of sows in groups: the relationships between the social strategy adopted and sow behaviour, stress physiology and reproduction– supervised by Prof Paul Hemsworth.
Nerylee Watson, University of South Australia – Long term pork consumption benefits – supervised by Dr Karen Murphy.
Alice Weaver, University of Adelaide – Effect of lactation and boar exposure immediately post-partum on ovarian function and expression of oestrus – supervised by Dr Will van Wettere.
Shao Dong Yap, University of Queensland – Project 4C-109 : Enhanced methane production from pig manure in covered lagoons and digesters – supervised by Dr Damien Batsone and Dr Stephan Tait.
Anthony Martyniuk, University of Adelaide – Optimising the management of group housed sows – supervised by Dr Will van Wettere.
Clara Singh, University of Melbourne – Evaluating the behaviour and productivity of sows and litters that are transferred from farrowing crates to Lactation pens – supervised by Prof Paul Hemsworth.
Alan Skerman, University of Queensland – Low cost biogas scrubbers and purification media – supervised by Dr Stephan Tait and Stephan Heubeck, NIWA.
Karunia Adhiputra, University of Melbourne – The effects of packaging of pork cuts and pork sausages on visual, chemical and microbial shelf· life acceptability
Cassie Dickson, University of Adelaide – Effect of feeding strategies at and immediately after mixing on sow aggression, behaviour and subsequent reproduction
Yunling Peng, University of Melbourne – The effects of packaging of pork cuts on sensory acceptability
Thien My (Jenny) Tran, University of Melbourne – Nutritional composition of pork
Zhengyan (Debbie) Xu, University of Melbourne – Nutritional composition of pork
Julia Huser, University of Adelaide – Split-suckling as a piglet management technique – Summary
Jemma Lumby, Charles Sturt University – Measuring novel traits in sows and gilts that may lead to injury and lameness, in order to improve production efficiency – Summary
Ingunn Stensland, Murdoch University – Supplementation of lauric arginate in diets for weaner pigs infected with enterotoxigenic E.coli reduces prevalence of post weaning diarrhoea – Summary
Jeremy Ayre, Murdoch University – Study of the treatment of anaerobic digester effluent using microalgae as a potential feed ingredient – Summary
Mandy Bowling, University of Adelaide – Is heart rate variability a useful welfare indicator for the gestating sow? – Ron Lienerts’ Award winner -2013
Bethany Bowring, University of Western Sydney – Developing quantitative PCR assays to measure ratios of beneficial to pathogenic bacteria in pig faeces as a measure of health or disruption to intestinal health – Summary
Emily de Ruyter, University of Adelaide – Determine whether piglets from sow controlled housing experience reduced stress and improved performance around weaning – Summary
Yvonne (Yi Wen) Lau, Murdoch University – Piglet behaviour, assessed through quantitative and qualitative measures, under different housing conditions – Summary
Hannah Lyons, University of Sydney – Development of a two-stage farrowing/lactation system that enables group lactation 12 days after farrowing and facilitates mating during lactation – Summary
Josephine Wilkinson, University of Sydney – Development of a lactational oestrus induction protocol that can be implemented in confinement free sow housing systems
Jessica Zemetis, University of Adelaide – Reducing the labour costs and increasing synchrony and predictability of lactation oestrus – Summary
Centaine Kaesler-Smith, University of Adelaide – Effect of oestrus stimulation immediately postpartum on oestrus expression and ovarian cyclicity of lactating sows
Patricia Condous, University of Adelaide – Sub-optimal metabolic status pre-mating increases the risk of embryo mortality – Summary
Nicole Dron, Charles Sturt University – Novel means for collecting diagnostics
Emma Greenwood, University of Adelaide – Identify the effects of high plane feeding in late gestation on the piglets & the sow – Summary
Amy Suckling, Murdoch University – Determine whether there is a difference in the incidence of dark meat between free-range & intensive systems – Summary