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Monthly Archives: February 2020

2020 SA Pig Industry Day

Pork SA will hold its Annual Pig Industry Day and Award Dinner on Friday 28th February 2020 at the Barossa Weintal, 235 Murray Street, Tanunda. The Industry Day is supported by the SA Pig Industry Fund, Industry Partners, APL and SARDI and will be a collaborative effort featuring major technical and policy updates from APL. The event will follow the format used for recent successful meetings at this time and venue, including seminars, a trade display, a happy hour and an industry …

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Registrations now open for the Climate and Carbon in Agriculture Conference 2020

Registrations are now open for Climate and Carbon in Agriculture 2020. Hosted by the Climate Research Strategy for Primary Industries (CRSPI), the conference will be held 31 March – 1 April 2020 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. During the two-day event, CRSPI will host international and Australian thought leaders, providing attendees with their insights into adapting to and mitigating the effects of, a changing climate and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Among them will be Dr Richard Denniss, Chief Economist and …

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‘Quickie’ kits for butchers

New point of sale kits are now available for butchers to order. The kits align with our new ‘Quickie’ TV commercial which launched on 20 January. Producers can share the link below with their local butchers or order the point-of-sale kits yourselves if you would like to give them out to your local butcher. For more information, or to order a ‘quickie’ kit, visit www.porkbutchers.com.au/give-your-customers-the-gift-of-a-quickie If you haven’t already, watch the 30-second advertisement below.

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PigPass app development goes on-farm

Gerald Wursag (PigPass app developer) and Steve Miller (APIQ✓® Operations Manager) met with various PigPass stakeholders recently to gain a better understanding of their needs around electronic movement reporting, a critical step if they are to make the change from paper-based NVDs to fully electronic with the PigPass app. As well as catering for both Android and Apple operating systems, the app needs to be simple to use and flexible enough to be used by as many stakeholders as possible, …

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APIQ✓® Major Review update

The APIQ✓® Major review stakeholder communication meetings are well and truly underway. Over the last three weeks, Tracey Edwards of Prime Consulting and APIQ✓® Operations Manager Steven Miller have been holding meetings in Casino, Bendigo, Ballarat, Perth, Young, Auburn and Tailem Bend. These meetings have provided an opportunity to discuss key topics and seek stakeholder feedback on current and forthcoming priorities. The final round of face to face meetings will be held in Murgon at the Australian Hotel from 2.30-4.30pm …

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Australian Women’s Leadership Symposia

The Australian Women’s Leadership Symposia are a national series of events focused on the experiences of women leaders in the contemporary workforce. Taking place in every state and territory capital between May and September, the Symposia are an unparalleled gathering of the best and brightest female talent. Keynote speakers include: Nova Peris, Ita Buttrose, Libby Trickett, Ann Sherry, Catherine Fox, Tammie Matson, Sallyanne Atkinson and many, many more. The events will feature a range of presentations, panel discussions and interactive sessions …

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Australian Pork Young Leaders meeting (20 Feb)

The next Australian Pork Young Leaders (APYL) meeting will be held from 11am-6pm on Thursday 20 February at the Toowoomba Central Plaza Apartment Hotel, 532-544 Ruthven St, Toowoomba followed by a networking dinner at George Banks Bar and Bistro, 206 Margaret St, Toowoomba. This meeting will build on the topic of people management with Ben Reeve, who presented at the second group meeting. Ben is a Human Resource Advisor with Meridian Agriculture and works with producers and industry in the area …

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Australian ham and bacon campaign rolls out in SA

A new advertising trial will start in Adelaide on Monday night [10 February]. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the fact that the majority of the ham and bacon sold in Australia is made from imported pork. The campaign will also help consumers identify products made from Aussie pork. The entertaining and educational ads will run across television and radio for five months, backed by SA targeted social, digital ads and retailer engagement. Watch the ad below. For more information, contact APL …

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APL biosecurity update meeting: How to protect your pigs (Launceston)

This meeting is being organised to discuss future small holder support networks and how to assist with exotic disease preparedness. This will be the 6th workshop organised by the Pork Innovation Pilot group as part of the Foot-and-Mouth disease Ready project. Dr Lechelle van Breda, Manager production stewardship and African swine fever (ASF) co-ordinator at Australian Pork Limited, will provide a biosecurity update and discuss what you can do to help protect your pigs from exotic diseases such as ASF. When: …

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Producer consultation for APIQ’s Major Review (Ballarat)

APL is required to conduct a major review of the Australian Pork Industry Quality Assurance Program (APIQ✓®) every four years. The APIQ✓® program aims to be an effective risk management tool for Australian pork producers to support their businesses, assist with market access and provide reassurance to customers and other industry stakeholders. To enable the system to do this, a good understanding of stakeholder needs, both now and into the future, is required.  A major review is being …

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