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Monthly Archives: October 2019

African swine fever forum

The NSW Farmers African Swine Fever Forum was held in Young, NSW, on Tuesday 22 October 2019. It was attended by 120 stakeholders interested in obtaining firsthand advice about the ASF virus and how it can be effectively managed. Local producer and Chair of the Pork Committee, Ean Pollard opened the proceedings and welcomed visitors for the day. Another local producer – Edwina Beveridge from Blantyre Farms – gave an overview of their biosecurity plan, the improvements that they have made …

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Exotic disease surveillance study extended

An APL surveillance study funded by the Department of Agriculture aims to prove the absence of exotic diseases such as ASF and support trade and market access negotiations. The “Australian livestock industry health studies pilot project” involves the collection of blood samples from healthy pigs at slaughter (only pigs processed at export abattoirs). Pigs will be sampled has been extended and will occur between 14 October to 30 November 2019. If your pigs are sampled and return a positive (and possibly a false positive) …

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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2019

AUSTRALIAN PORK LIMITED Notice of Annual General Meeting 2019  Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Australian Pork Limited (ABN 83 092 783 278) (APL or the Company) will be held on Thursday 14 November 2019 commencing at 1.00pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time) at the Melbourne Marriott Hotel (Exhibition Room), Corner Exhibition and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000. The business of the AGM will include: receiving and considering the financial statements of the company, together with the reports of …

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African swine fever resources

Resources to assist with biosecurity preparedness and understanding as the threat of African Swine fever increases now have their own page on this website. Visit the African swine fever page If you see any unusual symptoms in pigs, contact your vet immediately or phone the Emergency Animal Disease Hotline at 1800 675 888. Alternatively, contact PorkSafe on 1800 084 499 Dr Lechelle van Breda is APL’s ASF coordinator. If you have any questions or concerns about ASF, your biosecurity practices or any of …

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Request for Proposal: Ractopamine-free Supply Chain Management Plan

Australian Pork Limited (APL) invites suitably qualified consultancy firms (Respondents) to respond to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the provision of a Ractopamine-free Supply Chain Management Plan to facilitate exports of Australian pork to markets, such as China, that do not allow ractopamine residues. This project will provide a plan for management of the supply chain to assure customs and quarantine authorities in countries that ban ractopamine, that the additive has not been used in production of Australian pork that …

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How safe is your feed?

We know that African swine fever can survive in feed. The US National Pork Board has outlined some key discussion points to consider when assessing supplier and feed ingredient safety. Download the feed ingredient safety decision tree and discussion points Please work closely with your veterinarian and feed suppliers to ensure you make the right decisions to reduce the risks around African swine fever entering your farm via contaminated feed. For more information, contact Lechelle van Breda on 0447 099 397.

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‘Growing a digital future for Australian Agriculture’ cross sectoral project

APL has been working with several other Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) to support digital innovation in the Australian agricultural sector, with a particular focus on agricultural data. By increasing the maturity and therefore the implementation of digital agriculture across all Australian production sectors, it has been estimated that the gross value of agricultural production could be increased by $20.3 billion (a 25% increase on 2014-15 levels). However, for farmers to be in a better position to adopt digital technologies …

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