Tag: Pig

CCA CEO Margo Andrae resigns to take on pork leadership role

Cattle Council of Australia president Tony Hegarty has today announced the Council will initiate a leadership transition process ahead of CEO Margo Andrae’s commencement as the new CEO of Australian Pork Limited…Read More Source: Beef Central CCA CEO Margo Andrae resigns to take on pork leadership role

Pigs are being buried alive as China's African swine fever crisis deepens

Amid international efforts to find a vaccine for the deadly pig virus, Australian authorities and industry are bracing for an outbreak that some pig farmers fear is “inevitable”. Source: ABC Grain Pigs are being buried alive as China’s African swine fever crisis deepens

China’s starts big pork imports as ASF-driven protein shortage mounts

Simon Quilty, just back from a US speaking tour, sees evidence the Chinese Government is commencing a major imported pork buy program that will see large quantities of US pork exported to China. ..Read More Source: Beef Central China’s starts big pork imports as ASF-driven protein shortage mounts

Man wins worker's compensation claim after being attacked by 'agitated 220kg boar'

A South Australian man who was attacked by a 220kg boar wins a worker’s compensation claim against his employer, who claimed his injury was actually caused in a game of tug-of-war with his dog. Source: ABC Livestock Man wins worker’s compensation claim after being attacked by ‘agitated 220kg boar’

Hoofless piglet's lucky break for Lunar New Year

Betty, the piglet born with just two hind hooves, is saved from slaughter just in time for the Lunar Year of the Pig. Source: ABC Livestock Hoofless piglet’s lucky break for Lunar New Year

100 jobs cut at Primo pig abattoir

About 100 workers at South Australia’s Port Wakefield abattoir are without work, after a decision by parent company JBS to move from two shifts to a single day-shift operation. Source: ABC Livestock 100 jobs cut at Primo pig abattoir

Brisbane company and director fined $120,000 over raw pork disease risk

A BRISBANE company and its director have been fined $120,000 over the transport and storage of imported uncooked pig meat, considered a serious Foot and Mouth Disease risk. The post Brisbane company and director fined $120,000 over raw pork disease risk appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Brisbane company and director fined… Read more »

$120,000 fine for serious biosecurity breaches over imported meat

A Brisbane company and its director have been fined a total of $120,000 for biosecurity breaches associated with the transport and storage of imported uncooked meat during 2014 and 2015. The post $120,000 fine for serious biosecurity breaches over imported meat appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central 0,000 fine for serious biosecurity… Read more »

Over 600,000 pigs culled as African Swine Fever sweeps through China

Authorities scramble to stem the spread of the deadly virus, which has already affected 22 provinces in a country that is home to more than half of the world’s pig population. Source: ABC Livestock Over 600,000 pigs culled as African Swine Fever sweeps through China

More than 100 jobs at risk after owner abandons Devonport abattoir

Devonport abattoir workers say they are devastated by news that more than 100 jobs could be lost after the abattoir announced plans to close by mid-November. Source: ABC Livestock More than 100 jobs at risk after owner abandons Devonport abattoir

Hogwash! NSW farmer produces soap from pigs

Declaring his own war on waste, a NSW pig farmer uses fat from his heritage pigs to make soap and help fill the purse. Source: ABC Livestock Hogwash! NSW farmer produces soap from pigs

Plummeting pork price parks $21 million piggery plans

Pork prices at a decade low have forced Western Australia’s largest pig producer, Westpork, to shelve its plans for a $21 million, 68,000-head piggery near Moora, north of Perth. Source: ABC Livestock Plummeting pork price parks million piggery plans

Pig farmers face uncertain future amid prolonged price crash

Australian pig farmers say they are at crisis point, with some considering abandoning the industry due to an ongoing market crash. Source: ABC Livestock Pig farmers face uncertain future amid prolonged price crash

From hammers to ham, a builder's passion for pig farming

South Australia’s Jason Stephenson says his destiny was to be a pig farmer. That’s why he swapped life on the building site for his free-range paddocks on the Eyre Peninsula. Source: ABC Livestock From hammers to ham, a builder’s passion for pig farming