Australian Pork obtains industry funding
Australian Pork Limited (APL) has been successful in
securing AUD $280,000 (€178,000) in the recent round of funding from the
Australian Government's Advancing Agricultural Industries programme.
An amount of $130,000 (€83,000) was secured by APL for a project which will
analyse the life cycle of the pig industry on the farm.
will assist to establish a greater understanding of the process, and a basis to
build the future of the industry's planning and long-term sustainability.
The project will encompass environmental sustainability, housing and
production systems, bottom-line reporting and food mile among other things.
APL, on behalf of the Animal Welfare Alliance working
group, secured a further $150,000 (€95,000) to develop a strategic policy
concerning animal welfare with other livestock industries.
of this group include Australian Wool Innovation, Australian Lot Feeders
Association, Sheep Meat Council of Australia and Meat and Livestock Australia.
The group comes together under the Industry Stocktakes
APL chief executive officer
Andrew Spencer said this recent round of funding will assist APL in effectively
improving and enhancing Australia's pork industry for the future.
funding comes when not just the pork industry but all rural industries are
having a rough time," Spencer said.
"It does not provide direct relief
to our producers, however, it does ensure that we can use our experiences from
these times and strengthen Australia's pork industry for the future."
Feed partnership initiative
Earlier this year APL also secured
funding for $130,000 for the Feed Partnership Initiative on behalf of
participants of the Feed Partnership.
Participants in the Feed Partnership include various
Research and Development Corporations, grain and value adding livestock
â€¢ Australian Pork Limited (APL)
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