Australia calls for pork research projects

By Melodie Michel

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Greenhouse gas, Livestock, Pork

The Australian Pork Cooperative Research Centre (Pork CRC) is calling for research project proposals in various areas of pork production, to be funded by the Pork CRC High Integrity for Australian Pork (HIAP).

To be eligible, projects must demonstrate quality science that could be adopted by Australia’s pork industry to improve herd health management, with disease risk assessment or non-antibiotic strategies, or carbon-conscious nutrient inputs and outputs, including the identification of algal biomass as a feed for pigs and the maximisation of methane production for anaerobic ponds.

The deadline for entries is 31 March, and appropriate projects will then be recommended for funding on 14 May, with successful applicants announced after June.

“The CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork is all about making a difference and positioning the Australian pork industry and its products as high-integrity, welfare-optimal, premium-quality, safe, nutritious and highly sought-after here and overseas.

“Importantly, our pork also needs to be produced while conserving energy and water, minimising greenhouse gas emissions and maintaining efficiency and cost of production at a level that encourages investment, growth and sustainability,”​ said Pork CRC CEO Dr Roger Campbell.

Information can be found on the Pork CRC website www.porkcrc.com.au.

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