APRIL open for business on innovation and commercialisation fronts

APRIL open for business on innovation and commercialisation fronts

Australasian Pork Research Institute Ltd (APRIL) is seeking applications for Innovation and Commercialisation projects. An independent, member based research entity, APRIL continues the approach to research, education, training and commercialisation of the very successful CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork, which concludes June 30, 2019. APRIL Innovation Projects are negotiable…

APRIL Industry Placement Program starts at Rivalea and SunPork

APRIL Industry Placement Program starts at Rivalea and SunPork

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…

Research grant to help improve stress resilience in pigs

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…

AusScan Energising Feed Grain Evaluation

AusScan calibrations for pig faecal digestible energy and ileal DE for cereal grains have been upgraded on completion of Pork CRC Project 4B-117, ‘Strengthening the AusScan pig DE, DE intake index NIR calibrations’. The project determined pig ileal and faecal DE and faecal DE intake index of 67 new grains:…

Register now for Roseworthy ‘Science and Pig Production’ course

Pork CRC will support the registration costs and Australian Pork Limited the travel and accommodation costs for the first 15 producers, or their staff, who register for the 2019 ‘Science and Practice of Pig Production’ course, which runs from February 4 to February 14, 2019 at the Roseworthy campus of the University of Adelaide….

APRIL first appointment of CEO and Chief Scientist

John Pluske has been appointed inaugural Chief Scientist and CEO of Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL). Professor Pluske from Murdoch University, Western Australia, will commit more than half his time to APRIL, while maintaining academic roles and duties at Murdoch University. APRIL is an independent research entity continuing the…

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…

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…

APRIL advises pork research approvals

A first call by Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) for research to enhance the competiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry has resulted in 14 proposals being funded to a value of almost one million dollars. All successful proposals included a 20% to 25% cash contribution from applicants,…