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Industry Placement Program Starts in APRIL

Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) is considering eight applications from Australia and New Zealand, by producers, technology supply companies and veterinary groups, in the first call under APRIL’s Industry Placement Program (IPP).
APRIL Board has approved funding for education in 2018/19 to support IPPs, under a scheme similar to that successfully initiated in Co-operative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork, plus top-up postgraduate scholarships and honours projects.

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Dr Alice Weaver with Acting APRIL CEO Dr Roger Campbell at the 2018 Pan Pacific Pork Expo.

Dr Weaver’s University of Adelaide PhD was supported by Pork CRC and in 2016 she was the first Industry Placement Program appointment under South Australian Government funding to Pork CRC.

 APRIL projects to progress pigs and pork

Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) research and development projects for 2018/19 to enhance the competiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry have now been announced.
APRIL funded projects to a total value of more than $900,000.
All successful applicants have now been advised, with all providing an additional 20 to 25 per cent cash contribution to the APRIL funding.

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 Mutton announces Peacock appointment to pork body

Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited Chairman Dennis Mutton has announced the appointment of Dr Tony Peacock as an Independent Director.
CEO of the Canberra-based Cooperative Research Centres Association since 2010, Dr Peacock is a former Managing Director of the Pig Research and Development Corporation and was CEO of a successful CRC for a decade.
A reproductive scientist, he holds a Bachelor degree in agriculture and a PhD in veterinary science from the University of Sydney.
Welcoming Dr Peacock to APRIL’s June Board meeting in Adelaide, Mr Mutton said he would add a significant skill set to the Board.

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Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited Chairman Dennis Mutton (left) welcomed newly appointed APRIL Board member Dr Tony Peacock at APRIL’s June Board meeting in Adelaide, South Australia.



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