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Workers were primed for production to begin at the new export boning room.
SunPork and Swickers rebuilding, expanding and looking to the future
• 1/4cupoliveoil • 3garliccloves,
• 2tablespoons
Moroccan seasoning • 4(about250geach)
pork loin chops, rind
• 1largeredonion,
thinly sliced
• 2largecarrots,
trimmed and diced • 400g can diced
• 1 cup salt reduced
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a very challenging operat-
ing environment,” he said. “As the only export-ac- credited pork abattoir in Queensland, we have an obligation to ensure the facility is well placed to support the Queensland
pork industry for many years to come.
“The decision to invest another $60 million in facilities so soon after a devastating fire demon- strates this commitment.”
“We are pleased to be able to celebrate these
milestones with our staff, customers and the local community.
“By early 2019, Swick- ers will be one of the most advanced pork processing plants in the world and will support long-term growth and employment stability for the region and the pork industry.”
SunPork has included as many redundancies in the restored facilities and new abattoir as possible to limit exposure to fire and other risks in the future.
The company wants all Queensland pork produc- ers to have ongoing access to uninterrupted process- ing capacity at Swickers and customers can expect exceptional carcass qual- ity and shelf life from the new facilities.
Spiced pork chops with tomato and chickpeas
SunPork MD and CEO Prof Robert van Barneveld addressed attendees at the opening ceremony.
Grants to grow trade with China
drained and rinsed • 60g baby spinach
• 75g feta, crumbled • Couscous and lemon
wedges, to serve
Prep time 35 min Cook time 50 min Serves 4
1. Combine2tablespoonsoil,garlicandMoroccanseasoninginalargesnap- lock bag. Add pork chops, seal bag and rub to coat chops with seasoning mixture. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or longer, if time permits.
2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add pork chops and cook for 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer to a plate. Set aside.
3. Addonionandcarrotstothepanandcook,stirringoccasionally,for5 minutes or until onion is tender. Pour tomatoes and stock into pan, stir to combine, cover and bring to the boil.
4. Addporkchopstopan.Reduceheat,coverandsimmerfor15-20minutes until chops are cooked through and carrots are tender. Stir in chickpeas. Toss through the spinach and cook until just wilted. Sprinkle with feta. Serve with couscous and lemon wedges.
AUSTRALIAN agri- cultural businesses can apply for funding for projects that grow agri- cultural trade co-oper- ation between Australia and China.
The $50,000 is provided under the Australia – Chi- na Agricultural Coopera- tion Agreement program.
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Da- vid Littleproud said this year’s program will focus on advanced agriculture technologies, water in agriculture, eCommerce innovation, science and technology, food safety, animal husbandry, farm- ing sustainably and ex- ploring niche markets.
“These grants fund pro- jects including technical exchanges, staff second- ments, working groups, training programs, re- search and development, feasibility studies and information exchanges,” Minister Littleproud said.
“It gives businesses the chance to network in Chi- na and create new custom-
ers over there. “Previously, these grants
helped grow the market for Australian raisins and sultanas by funding Dried Fruit Australia’s trade mission to China, it helped to establish the Australia-China Sustaina- ble Agricultural Technol- ogy Forum in Tasmania and gave funding to the ABC’s Landline program to promote opportuni- ties and benefits under ChAFTA.”
China is Australia’s largest export market for agricultural, fisheries and forestry products, worth almost $11.5 billion in 2016-17.
The ACACA has been a key part of Australia’s bilateral trade relation- ship for more than three decades.
Applications open Feb- ruary 13, 2018 and close on March 13, 2018.
To apply for funding and for more information on the ACACA program, visit access-trade/acaca
Australian Pork Newspaper, February 2018 – Page 19
chicken stock
• 400gcanchickpeas, METHOD
Minimise harmful behaviour
Adding a SOWBLOCK to the pen gives sows an opportunity to forage and explore. This results in less biting and scratching, particularly while sows are establishing their social hierarchy.
“In test pens, sows spent 46% more time laying down and
72% less time
injuries have been
reduced by up to 44%”.
2. Effect of higher feed levels or addition of SOWBLOCK to group housed gestational sows behaviour in the first four days post mixing
(Pork CRC Project 1C-115).
1. Mean number of fresh scratch injuries scored on Day 3 after mixing
control sows and sows treated with SOWBLOCK (Pork CRC funded Commercialisation Project).
For more information or to add a BLOCK to your mix please contact your local Ridley representative on 1300 666 657.
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