Calendar of Events

WEBINAR: Financial initiatives to support emissions reduction and reduce climate risk

You’re invited to join a webinar to learn how financial initiatives can help you engage with emissions reduction and reducing climate risk. The Climate Research Strategy for Primary Industries (CRSPI) will host the webinar on Wednesday, 15 July 2020, to share the latest climate related information and strategies for the agricultural sector. It will explore how finance initiatives can assist Australian agriculture to engage with climate risk and motivate investment in emissions reduction within the sector. The webinar will feature presentations from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Rabobank …

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Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy webinar

On Wednesday 3 June, APL hosted a webinar for producers, describing the animal health surveillance, disease detection and indigenous training activities undertaken by the Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (NAQS). As ASF was recently confirmed in Papua New Guinea, this is a timely opportunity for producers to better understand NAQS’s activities. For more information, or to access the webinar recording, please email Dr Heather Channon, National Feral Pig Management Co-ordinator.

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African Swine Fever Ready Webinars

The Victorian Farmers Federation pig committee, supported by Australian Pork Limited and Agriculture Victoria, is hosting a series of free webinars for producers. Designed to inform and prepare for ASF, the webinars will be held on 16 June, 23 June and 30 June, from 2pm-3pm.  Register for the webinar or email pigs@vff.org.au 2pm 16 June 2020: African Swine Fever Ready Current Global ASF Pandemic – Dr David Williams, CSIRO Economic Impact of ASF – Dr Lechelle van Breda, APL 2pm 23 June 2020: On Farm Biosecurity …

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[updated] China: Consultations on Draft Ractopamine-free Assurance Scheme

In support of our request for market access for exports to mainland China, APL has been working on programs to ensure our industry will meet China’s strict import requirements. One of these is a zero tolerance of pigs fed ractopamine, so we have developed a ractopamine-free assurance scheme for industry consideration. APL will be consulting with the pork supply chain to introduce the program and its potential requirements. We are keen to hear producers views and answer any questions. A …

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