APRIL Industry Placement Program starts at Rivalea and SunPork

APRIL IPP Sofie Pridgeon, Wasleys Piggery, SunPork Farms, South Australia.

APRIL IPP Sofie Pridgeon, Wasleys Piggery, SunPork Farms, South Australia.

APRIL IPP Jess Craig, Rivalea, New South Wales.

APRIL IPP Jess Craig, Rivalea, New South Wales.

 

 

 

 

 

Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) has announced Jess Craig, Rivalea, New South Wales and Sofie Pridgeon, Wasleys Piggery, SunPork Farms, South Australia, as the first recipients under its Industry Placement Program (IPP).
APRIL’s IPP program is similar to that successfully initiated in Co-operative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork and complements future APRIL student support in education and training.
The APRIL IPP program places graduates with employers able to give them hands-on experience, with specialist mentors, on-farm and in production.

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Research grant to help improve stress resilience in pigs

Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited, The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland, SunPork Solutions and Rivalea Australia have secured an Australian Research Council Linkage grant to support a $900,000 research project to improve pig welfare by modulating stress resilience. ARC funding for the three-year project, ‘Early stress experiences and stress resilience in pigs’, was $450,000 with an additional $449,393 cash from other partners, of which $100,000 was from APRIL. APRIL CEO and Chief Scientist John Pluske said the ARC grant was very significant, with improving pig welfare a hot button issue in the Australasian pork industry.
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2018 APRIL & Pork CRC Stakeholders’ Day & AGMs

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APRIL Communications Manager, Brendon Cant, was in Melbourne for the 2018 APRIL & Pork CRC Stakeholders’ Day & AGMs on November 15. The morning after he snapped APRIL’s Board meeting. Australian Pork Newspaper kindly published a full page of Brendon’s pictures in its December 2018 issue.

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