The Australasian Pork Research Institute Ltd. (APRIL) is an independent, member-based organisation that seeks to benefit the Australasian Pork Industry by investing in research and development, education and training, and commercialisation activities focused on priorities and deliverables that ensure the sustainability of Australasian pork production, and generates optimal returns for the industry.
Historically, the Australasian Pork Research Institute Ltd. operated the highly successful Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for an Internationally Competitive Pork Industry from July 2005 to June 2011. APRIL was succeeded by the CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC Ltd.), which completed its objectives on 30th June 2019, and APRIL was retained as an operational research entity when the CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork concluded. Full details of the research and education and training activities undertaken by the CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork can be found at porkcrc.com.au.
Research Summaries describing all projects supported in the two Pork Cooperative Research Centre programs, from 2005-2011 and from 2011-2019, have been prepared and can be downloaded here (2005-2011) and here (2011-2019). These booklets provide an excellent resource of the research projects conducted, the key findings, and the major applications to Industry achieved over the 14-year duration of the Pork CRC programs. It is recommended that anyone considering an application to any of APRIL’s research funding application schemes become familiar with previous research conducted during the Pork CRC programs.
Full details of the research and education and training activities undertaken by the CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork can be found at porkcrc.com.au.
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APRIL will be a vehicle for change and innovation in the Australasian pork industry by:
- Working collaboratively with its stakeholders to propose, address and solve key issues of concern and relevance for the Australasian pork industry.
- Successfully delivering innovative solutions and outcomes for the Australasian pork industry.
- Contributing to successful education and training programs that sustain the Australasian pork industry and engage future generations.
- Creating and fostering commercialisation opportunities that enhance end-user benefits.
- Enriching its membership and investment portfolio to ensure future security in delivering its objectives.
- Supporting Australian Pork Limited in building an industry shared vision to enable a thriving pork industry.
Be a thought leader in the Australasian pork industry, to undertake new and high priority research and development, education and training, and commercialisation activities for the profitability and sustainability of the industry.
The membership of APRIL currently comprises 11 Foundation Members, two Associate Members and a Supporting Member
- Rivalea Australia
- SunPork Farms
- Apiam Animal Health
- Feed Works
- The University of Melbourne
- The University of Queensland
- Murdoch University
Get in Touch
Australasian Pork Research Institute Ltd (ABN: 25 113703174)
P.O. Box 466, Willaston, South Australia, 5118
JS Davies Building
University of Adelaide – Roseworthy Campus
Mudla Wirra Road
Kangaroo Flat, S.A. 5371