The Australasian Pork Research Institute Ltd. (APRIL) is an independent, member-based research 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.
Collaborative, timely and effective industry-funded and directed research, education and training, and commercialisation activities focused on priorities and deliverables that ensure the sustainability of Australasian pork production.
Facilitation of high priority research, education and training programs, and commercialisation opportunities, allied to effective investment management to generate optimal returns for all pork industry stakeholders.
The membership of APRIL currently comprises 15 Foundation Members and five Associate Members, as shown here:
- NZ Pork Industry Board
- Windridge and Blantyre Farms
- Rivalea Australia
- SunPork Farms
- Apiam Animal Health
- Feed Works
- The University of Melbourne
- The University of Adelaide
- 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