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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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Elected Director Vacancy

As required by Australian Pork Limited’s (APL) constitution, two elected directors of Australian Pork Limited will resign at the AGM being held on 14 November 2019. Two Elected Director positions will become vacant on Thursday 14 November 2019. Delegates will vote to elect two Elected Director candidates to the vacant positions at the AGM. Nominations are being called for the APL elected director vacancies. A producer member of APL or a current APL Director can nominate a person(s) to stand for election as …

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New cross-sector program to tackle farm safety

Australian Pork Limited (APL) has joined an alliance of nine rural research and development corporations (RDCs) to improve farm safety through increased funding and a cross-sector strategic approach. The collaboration of RDCs, know as the Rural Safety & Health Alliance (RSHA), launched its Research, Development and Extension Investment Strategy to coincide with Farm Safety Week (22-26 July). The Strategy leverages effort and invest from nine rural research and development corporations (RDCs) to address common safety and health challenges together The RDCs involved …

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Exotic disease surveillance study – the choice to opt out

Australia is free of many pig diseases that could have significant impacts on the cost of production. Australia’s favourable animal health status is advantageous for increasing domestic consumer confidence as well as trade and market access. One way we can prove our animal health status and freedom of disease is by providing hard evidence through scientific data. Currently, APL is being funded by the Department of Agriculture to undertake a structured surveillance study ‘Australian livestock industry health studies pilot project’. This study …

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