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Australasian Pig Science Association conference

The 16th Biennial Australasian Pig Science Association conference is to be held at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne from 19–22 November 2017. Submissions for Abstracts (formerly one page papers) are now open. To submit an abstract – click here. Abstract submission closes 21 April 2017.

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Victorian Pig Fair

The 2016 Victorian Pig Fair will be held on 4 and 5 April at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre. More event details will be available closer to the time.

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Workshop: Little Pig’s House of Straw…

Are you interested in using pig eco-shelter bedding as an alternative fertiliser for broadacre crops or pastures? What is the nutrient content of spent pig bedding? What rates do I need to apply? How can I access the equipment to spread it on my land? Do I need to use conventional fertiliser as well? Is the application of manure-based products cost effective? Does eco-shelter bedding improve poor soils? To find out the answers to these and other questions come along to a free half day workshop on …

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Successful Group Housing Systems for Dry Sows Workshops – Presentations Available

The Australian pork industry is moving towards lower confinement systems after weaning and during gestation. In October 2013, APL and Pork CRC held sow housing workshops to provide information to Australian pork producers on group housing of sows. In April 2014, a further two sow housing workshops were held in Toowoomba and Melbourne to provide an update of how pork producers are managing these changes to lower confinement systems some 18 months later. These workshops provided new information on the principles …

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