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Funding Opportunities

Out of Session Call for Tender: Development of a virtual tour of the pork supply chain

APL is currently seeking applications from service providers to provide an overview of the pork industry value chain by developing a virtual tour using 360 degree photo and video technology.

The tour is to explore both indoor and outdoor pig production systems, transport, lairage, processing, chilling, and retailing of Australian pork products.

The project will:

  • Support industry transparency – the Australian pork industry wants to use this technology to better tell its story across the value chain without compromising biosecurity.
  • Enable the general public and students to get “on” farm to become more familiar with pig farming and processing practices used in Australia.
  • Be used to enhance APL’s “Pigs in Schools” program.

Deliverables will include a virtual tour of the pork supply chain that is embedded or built into the Aussie Pig Farmers website with modules covering:

  • Both indoor and outdoor pig production systems
  • Lairage and some processing/chilling
  • Retail and promoting of Australian pork

Applications close 9am Monday 3 February 2020. Download the full call for tender document from the link below.
Download the call for tender document

Funding Opportunities

APL recently called for tenders to address identified research priorities as approved by the Research Development Advisory Committee for 2018/19 project funding. Through this call forty proposals were received addressing research priorities across Production and Welfare, Environmental Management and Biosecurity and Product Integrity.

Further funding opportunities may exist throughout the year, dependant on available budget and an identified need for the proposed research. Prior to submitting an out-of-session application please email with details of your proposed research or contact APL on 02 6270 8819 to discuss.

APL are committed to encouraging young people to industry by supporting higher education students to establish and shape their research careers or gain experience within the Australian pork industry, and as such offer various awards and scholarships for agriculture students. For further information relating to this please look at our Industry Scholarships section.

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Completed Research Reports

Project Summaries from research commissioned by APL are available here. Full reports can be emailed on request.