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Monthly Archives: January 2020

ASF resources for secondary students

In response to the global African Swine Fever outbreak, APL and PIEFA (Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia) have worked together to produce a pair of resources that educate school students and their teachers about African swine fever, how it spreads, and the impact it could have on Australia’s pork industry. Download these resources below. Biosecurity information and activities ASF information and activities

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[closed] 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 …

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New Emissions Reduction Fund method – Animal Effluent Management

The Emissions Reduction Fund provides incentives for Australian businesses and land managers to take practical actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Participants earn carbon credits by undertaking activities using an approved method, which sets out the rules for the activity. A new manure management method has been approved for use in piggeries, replacing the three earlier manure management methods. New projects will need to register under the new method.  Existing projects can choose to transition to the new method or remain on their existing method. The method was developed …

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Generating electricity from spent bedding

2018/0029 – Conversion of spent bedding materials using moving injection horizontal gasification (MIHG) Investigator: Dr Greg Perkins, Wildfire Energy APL commissioned Wildfire Energy in conjunction with Rivalea Australia to demonstrate gasification of spent bedding using a moving injection horizontal gasification (MIHG) plant. The process involves loading spent bedding into the reactor, which is then ignited. Air is then retracted from the system to gasify the fuel. The raw synthetic gas produced from the reaction is cleaned using a wet scrubbing technology before being …

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Kingaroy African swine fever workshop on response and biosecurity considerations

The African swine fever workshop on response and biosecurity considerations will be held on Friday 31 January in the Taabinga Room at the Queensland Government Kingaroy Research Facility, 214 Kingaroy-Cooyar Rd. If using Google Maps, you will need to enter Queensland Government Kingaroy Research Facility rather than the address, otherwise you’ll end up in a different location. Download the workshop agenda RSVP to attend the workshop Please RSVP for catering purposes by Wednesday 29 January. Morning tea and lunch will be kindly sponsored …

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Northern NSW industry briefings

African Swine Fever, Quality Assurance & APIQ Major Review Session Producers in the Casino and Kempsey regions are invited to attend a special meeting hosted by APL in conjunction with NSW Farmers Association. Topics to be discussed include: African Swine Fever (ASF) Update Dr Lechelle van Breda (APL) will lead an information session on African Swine Fever, intended for producers who were unable to attend the November NCMC meeting. APIQ Program Assistance This session is designed for producers who are considering APIQ Certification looking to minimise farm …

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New ads show pork as the perfect quickie

Australian Pork is quick and easy to cook: that’s the message of new ads that will start this Sunday (19 January 2020). Nicknamed “quickie”, the ads keep Australian Pork’s iconic cheeky tone, focusing on educating consumers about pork steaks and the 6-2-2 method. The ads will run across free to air TV, subscription TV, radio, social channels and online video. They will be supported by a full suite of cooking instructions, activity below the line, on social media, in public relations and with retail activity. Watch the ad …

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Bushfire recovery and preparedness fact sheet

As we move further into summer and the fire danger continues to escalate, please consider your personal safety during this difficult bushfire season. Refer to your local Rural Fire Service reports and local radio broadcasts in the first instance for any immediate threats. If you are an Australian pig producer that has already been affected by the current bushfires, our thoughts are with you and your families, as they are with everyone who has been affected. To minimise the impact of the bushfires on you, …

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Producer consultations for APIQ’s Major Review

As we welcome in a new decade and continue to focus on the opportunities, threats and challenges that our industry faces, I hope you that had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year period and that you, your relatives and friends remain safe as we continue to experience severe bushfires around the country. As many of you know, 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 …

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Safeguarding your stock before and after a natural disaster

As we move further into summer and the fire danger continues to escalate, please consider your personal safety during this difficult bushfire season. Refer to your local Rural Fire Service reports and local radio broadcasts in the first instance for any immediate threats. Once any risks to your personal safety have been addressed, APL and Animal Health Australia are urging livestock producers to closely consider the needs of their animals before, during and after a natural disaster. There is a lot to …

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