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Australasian Pig Science Association (Inc)
APSA 2019
Adelaide, Australia
17th - 20th November 2019
Mark these dates in your calendar
17th - 20TH November 2019 The Australasian Pig Science Association
is pleased to announce that
the 2019 APSA Biennial Conference will be held at the
Adelaide, SA, Australia
17th to 20TH November 2019.
Submissions for the
Extended Abstracts
close 26th April 2019
International Travel Scholarship
close 10th May 2019
Visit the website for more details
Participants at the 2019 Roseworthy course after the APIQPsession delivered by APL. Roseworthy pig production course serves up a taste of science
Page 14 – Australian Pork Newspaper, March 2019
‘PIG Production – Sci- ence into Practice’, an annual course designed to raise understanding of pig production, from conception through to processing and the man- agement required in be- tween, was held at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus from February 4 to 14.
Supported by Pork CRC and Australian Pork Lim- ited, the course was co- ordinated and taught by the University’s senior lecturer (pigs) Dr Will van Wettere and attended by 45 people, comprising 21 University of Adelaide undergraduates and 24 industry representatives, including producers from South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, NSW, Victoria and New Zealand.
The course covered top- ics as varied as reproduc- tive physiology, breeding herd management, efflu- ent management, nutri- tion, health, behaviour and welfare and included visits to a piggery, abat- toir and artificial insemi- nation centre and prac- tical demonstrations on Al, heat detection, sample collection and disease di- agnosis.
Dr van Wettere said new content for this year in- cluded a special session
from APL guest speakers Andrew Robertson, Steve Miller, Denise Woods and Grantley Butterfield, which focused on envi- ronmental management of piggeries, APIQP, product marketing, domestic and international pig markets and other legislative is- sues.
Pork CRC Commer- cialisation and Research Impact manager Dr Charles Rikard-Bell pro- vided two case studies to explain how early Pork CRC research into NIRS calibrations and sow en- richment blocks had been commercialised with
partners Aunir and Ridley Agriproducts to provide income to Pork CRC.
In addition to APL and Pork CRC presenters, val- uable contributions were made by Tony Edwards and his ACE Livestock Consulting team, as well as Drs Alice Weaver, Kate Plush, Emma Greenwood and Stephan Tait and Profs Paul Hughes and Frank Dunshea.
Dr van Wettere also not- ed and thanked Graham Reu of Sabor and also Big River Pork for allowing students to visit their fa- cilities and learn the latest in AI and processing.
“On a learning level, par- ticular highlights of this year’s course were seeing how well the undergradu- ate students and industry participants interacted and worked together to solve pig production-relat- ed problems, with some of their discoveries and the outcomes very likely to make their way back into herds at various levels,” Dr van Wettere said.
“Socially, the highlight was the Pork CRC barbe- cue on the final evening, which showcased sen- sational Gumshire pork from the Barossa Valley.”
Dr Charles Rikard-Bell and gradu- ating participant Andrew Taylor, Clarenbrook Pigs, Queensland.
Dr Charles Rikard-Bell and graduat- ing participant Milan Vladisavljevic,
Dr Charles Rikard-Bell and gradu- ating participant Juan Diaz, Alltech Lienert, South Australia.
At the 2019 Roseworthy course were Pork CRC Commercialisation and Research Impact manager Dr Charles Rikard-Bell, course co-ordinator and teacher Dr Will van Wettere, University of Adelaide and participants Dr Valentina Alexa and Valentin Cusnir, both of Alexa Piggery, Tara, Queensland.
Patoa Farms, Zealand.
Canterbury, New

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