Calendar of Events

[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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Australian Women’s Leadership Symposia

The Australian Women’s Leadership Symposia are a national series of events focused on the experiences of women leaders in the contemporary workforce. Taking place in every state and territory capital between May and September, the Symposia are an unparalleled gathering of the best and brightest female talent. Keynote speakers include: Nova Peris, Ita Buttrose, Libby Trickett, Ann Sherry, Catherine Fox, Tammie Matson, Sallyanne Atkinson and many, many more. The events will feature a range of presentations, panel discussions and interactive sessions …

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Australian Pork Young Leaders meeting (20 Feb)

The next Australian Pork Young Leaders (APYL) meeting will be held from 11am-6pm on Thursday 20 February at the Toowoomba Central Plaza Apartment Hotel, 532-544 Ruthven St, Toowoomba followed by a networking dinner at George Banks Bar and Bistro, 206 Margaret St, Toowoomba. This meeting will build on the topic of people management with Ben Reeve, who presented at the second group meeting. Ben is a Human Resource Advisor with Meridian Agriculture and works with producers and industry in the area …

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Producer consultation for APIQ’s Major Review (Ballarat)

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 an effective risk management tool for Australian pork producers to support their businesses, assist with market access and provide reassurance to customers and other industry stakeholders. To enable the system to do this, a good understanding of stakeholder needs, both now and into the future, is required.  A major review is being …

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