Program 4 – Projects & Final Reports

SubProgram 4A – Future Feeds for Future Needs

4A-101: Algae for energy and feed – Howard Fallowfield, Flinders University – Summary  Report

4A-102: Evaluation of algal meal as an energy and protein source – Dave Henman, Rivalea –   Summary     Report

4A-103: Use of algal biomass and biomass by-products for pig production Michael Borowitzka, Murdoch University – Cancelled

4A-104: Algae pilot plant Feasibility study – Dave Henman, Rivalea – Cancelled

4A-105: Aerobic and algal treatment of piggery wastewaters for heat recovery, effluent treatment and water reuse – Howard Fallowfield, Flinders University

4A-106: Growth, development and use of algae grown on untreated and undiluted anaerobic digestion piggery effluent – Navid Moheimani, Murdoch University 

4A-107: Bioprospecting and growth of macroalgae on anaerobic digestion piggery effluent (ADPE) – Navid Moheimani, Murdoch University Summary Report

4A-108: Evaluate different microalgae cultivation systems for treating anaerobic digestion piggery effluent (ADPE) – Navid Moheimani, Murdoch University Summary Report

4A:109 – Co-cultivation of microalgae and macroalgae for the efficient treatment of anaerobic digestion piggery effluent (ADPE) – Navid Moheimani, Murdoch University

Sub-Program 4B – Enhanced use of Traditional Protein and Energy Sources

4B-101: Improving triticale production through breeding – Jeremy Roake, University of Sydney  –  Report

4B-102: Development of adapted field pea varieties for pork producing regions in northern and southern Australia –  Stephen Moore, University of Sydney  – Summary   Report

4B-103: Selection of feed wheat and (or) barley varieties – Jo Pluske  –  Summary     Report

4B-104: Pig feed manufacturing and applications of additives – Peter Sopade, University of Queensland  – Summary   Report

4B-105: Screening new lines of cereal grains – Peter Sopade, University of Queensland  – Summary   Report

4B-106: Variations in amino acid and reactive lysine content of soybean meal – Jae Kim, DAFWA –  Summary     

4B-107: Processing methods of grains – extension – Peter Sopade, University of Queensland –   Summary     Report

4B-108: Increasing amino acid digestibility by Subtilisin protease – David Cadogan, Feedworks – Summary   Report

4B-109: Sulphur amino acid supplementation to improve HFC in commercial grower production system – Jae Kim, DAFWA –  Summary    Report

4B-110: Upgrading NIR calibrations for total and reactive lysine in soybean meal  – Jae Kim, DAFWA – Summary  Report

4B-111: Improving the utilisation of cereal and pulses by pigs – effect of grain type, milling conditions and processing – Peter Torley, Charles Sturt UniversitySummary   Report

4B-112: Optimising particle size distribution for grains and protein sources  – Peter Sopade, University of Queensland – Summary Report

4B-113: Grain collection, storage and distribution, and data management for 4B projects – Richard Trethowan, University of Sydney – Report

4B-114: Statistics for the Australian Pork Industry  – Brian Cullis, University of Wollongong – Report

4B-115: Advancing Berkshire triticale supply for the Australian pig industry – John Pluske, Murdoch University – Summary     Report only    Report with appendices

4B-117: Strengthening the AusScan pig DE, DE intake index NIR calibrations – Peter Cakebread, University of Melbourne

4B-118:  Canola meal NIR calibration implementation – John Spragg, JCS Solutions – Summary   Report   Presentation

4B-119: AusScan NIR Grain Standards Development & User Calibration Upgrade – Peter Flinn, Kelspec – Summary   Report

4B-120: Commercial validation study for sulphur amino acid (SAA) requirement in finisher pigs – Jae Kim, DAFWA  – Summary    Report

4B-121: Effect of grind size in typical Grower/ Finisher diets under commercial conditions – Tony Edwards,  Ace Livestock & APFG  –  Summary   Report

4B-122: Predicting the effects of fibre, grain digestion rate and the ileal brake on voluntary feed intake – Mike Gidley, University of Queensland

4B-123: Measurement of grain enzyme diffusion rates and grain threshold particle size calculator – Mike Gidley, University of Queensland

4B-124: Re-engineering of grain grinding/sieving in commercial mills and application of software– Robert Parkes, University of Sydney

4B-125: Grain Collection, storage and distribution and data management for 4B subprogram projects – Richard Trethowan, University of Sydney

4B-126: Statistics for the Australian Pork Industry – Simon Diffey, Curtin University

4B-128: The use of 15N as a biomarker for feed conversion efficiency (FCE) in pigs using blood and hair samples – Long Cheng – The University of Melbourne

Sub-Program 4C – Carbon-Neutral Pork Production

4C-101: Life cycle assessment of waste treatment and additional pork supply chains  Stephen Wiedemann, FSA Consulting – Summary   Report

4C-102: Piggery biogas capture and energy generation feasibility study – Eugene McGahan, FSA Consulting – Summary  Report  Presentation

4C-104: Bioenergy support program – Stephan Tait, University of Queensland – SummaryReport

4C-105: Assessing stimulation and inhibition of anaerobic lagoons – Damien Batstone, University of Queensland  – Summary     Report

4C-106: Impact of pig gut microbiology on nutrition and health – Damien Batstone, University of Queensland – Summary   Report

4C-107: Potential pathways to carbon neutrality – Stephen Wiedemann, FSA Consulting  – Summary  Report  Presentation

4C-108: Communication Plan for LCA – Eugene McGahan, FSA Consulting –  Report

4C-109: Enhanced methane production from pig manure in covered lagoons and digesters – Damien Batstone, University of Queensland – Summary Report

4C-110: Bioenergy Support Program – continuation – Stephan Tait, University of Queensland – SummaryReport

4C-111: Anaerobic treatment for emission reduction from solid manure residue – Damien Batstone, University of Queensland – Summary Report

4C-112: On-farm evaluation of a pond-less piggery effluent treatment system using novel flocculation and filtration techniques – Hugh Payne, DAFWA – Summary   Report

4C-113: Enhanced Methane Bioenergy Recovery at Australian piggeries through Anaerobic Co-digestion – Stephan Tait, University of Queensland – SummaryReport

4C-114: Options for cost-effective and efficient use of piggery biogas energy – Alan Skerman, DAF – Summary Report

4C-115:  Bioenergy Support Program – UQ Transition – Stephan Tait, University of Queensland – Summary Report

4C-116:  Bioenergy Support Program – DAF Transition – Alan Skerman, DAF

4C-117: Benchmarking the performance of Australian pork with life cycle assessment– Stephen Wiedemann, Feedlot Services Australia – Summary Report

4C-119: Bio-upgrading piggery biogas by growing algae, for value-add end uses – Stephan Tait, University of Queensland

4C-121: The Low emission future of pork – Stephen Wiedemann, Integrity Ag Services – SummaryReport

4C-122: Installation of instrumentation for remote monitoring of biogas composition and operational data at commercial piggeries. – Alan Skerman, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Queensland

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