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Pork CRC 2010/2011 annual report exceeds industry expectations

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article image Dr John Keniry delivered excellent results with the annual 2010/2011 Pork CRC report

Dr John Keniry, Chairman of Pork CRC , has recently delivered the results of its Internationally Competitive Pork Industry research in its final annual 2010/2011 report.  Dr Keniry said that the three research programs had produced excellent results as well as playing significant parts towards revitalising interest in innovation and willingness to adopt new ideas within Australia’s pork industry.  

Dr Keniry explained that Pork CRC will be focussed on the improvement of pig welfare and the quality of eating pork, alongside the reduction of the carbon footprint of pork production and the reduction of medication, in line with market trends.  

Highlighting the importance of operating in the current competitive global environment, Dr Keniry continued,  “The new Pork CRC, while built on the very substantial foundations of the first CRC, will do things differently to differentiate Australian pork as a high integrity product, grown in a welfare friendly, healthy, sustainable and profitable environment,”  

Dr Roger Campbell Reflecting, Pork CRC CEO said that over the past six years CRC was proud to have developed innovative new technologies and information, including such diverse achievements as the introduction of new grain varieties and the discovery of the positive effects of Australian pork to human health.  

Dr Campbell said that the Pork CRC research had demonstrated the value of the CRC model, exceeding all expectations.  He highlighted several notable inclusions from the annual report, including:  

  • New science and applications for enhancing sow longevity and reproduction, based around sow nutrition and management.
  • Demonstrating induced ovulation during lactation through boar stimulation.
  • The questioning of traditional thinking on using higher feeding levels in late gestation, specifically in first litter sows, due to associated adverse impacts on lactation feed intake and sow weight loss during lactation.  

Visit Pork CRC’s website to view the whole 2010/2011 annual report and to find out more information about the CRC model and its ongoing research.

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