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Applications to be submitted via email to by July 16, 2021.
Assistant Manager
Sabor Limited is a boar stud arti cial insemination centre situated in the Clare Valley of South Australia. We are the largest AI centre in Australia and we are looking for a suitable candidate to help with day-to-day running of the facility.
The successful applicant will need to have sound pig experience as they will be responsible for the general welfare of the boars.
Previous experience with management of staff would be preferred.
The role will be very hands-on and will include some rostered Sundays.
The position will also require you to organise staff and liaise with customers, suppliers and other management.
To be eligible for the role you must hold a current drivers’ licence and be an Australian resident.
An attractive salary package will be negotiated dependent on experience.
Any enquiries about the position please contact Graham on 0427 842 628 or email the above address.
of high quality piggery equipment - feeding, penning, ventilation & management the lot
• Australia's leading supplier of full-line pig farm equipment
• Local stock of equipment and spare parts
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• More than 140 years of experience, knowledge and quality
• More than 15 years servicing the local market
Tel: 07 55 477 588
Apiam’s Data Pig works on farm, hand in hand with producers backed up by their veterinarians. Producers own and control their own data and access to where it is securely stored in the cloud.
Apiam Data Pig first responder
in biosecurity battle
DATA Pig, a novel elec- tronic recording system developed by Apiam Animal Health, will be at the forefront of pro- tecting Australia’s $5 billion pork industry from potential decima- tion caused by dreaded incursions of exotic dis- eases such as African swine fever and foot and mouth disease.
largest regional and rural veterinary network, in- corporating 38 veterinary clinics and 56 locations across the pig, dairy, feedlot, sheep, poultry, equine and companion animal sectors and em- ploying more than 200 industry leading veteri- narians.
surveillance systems,” Dr Harrison said.
Apiam’s team of swine veterinarians have spent four years and more than $1 million developing the technology and user- friendly delivery platform, which is being rolled out nationally.
Data Pig’s nationwide rollout will assist pork producers in partnership with their veterinarians to upscale record keeping, enhance antimicrobial stewardship, better mon- itor pig health and treat- ments in real-time and improve quality assurance and compliance.
Apiam project man- ager for the system, Sam Weekes – who has been involved with the on-farm trials for the past year – said that Data Pig’s user- friendly technology, in- cluding real-time visibility of treatment data, had already generated posi- tive responses and early adoption by producers and piggery workers.
Managing director and veterinarian Chris Rich- ards said Data Pig will enhance the Australian pig industry’s disease sur- veillance capabilities by allowing real time moni- toring of clinical signs of disease, treatment events and mortalities.
According to Apiam swine business manager Tom Harrison, Data Pig will accomplish this by more accurately recording medication administra- tion, using PowerBI re- ports for real time moni- toring, integrating vet- erinary approved medica- tion lists and generating Australian Pork Industry Quality Asssurance Pro- gram compliant digital records.
“While sometimes on- erous manual recording and frequent personal interaction with veteri- narians has been the tra- ditional pathway to sat- isfying regulatory and veterinary requirements, Data Pig offers a refresh as a streamlined, remotely accessible electronic data recording system,” Dr Weekes said.
“The success of eradi- cating diseases such as African swine fever, foot and mouth disease and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, if they were to land here, is intimately linked to the time lag from incursion to detection and then to identification,” Dr Rich- ards said.
The pen-side application synchronises with veteri- nary prescribed medica- tion lists and provides ac- curate medical treatments and dosage instructions based on animal class, numbers and clinical signs of disease.
“Adopting Data Pig solves the dilemma posed by distance and isola- tion, while effectively bringing pork producers and their veterinarians closer together to work in a more controlled, pre- cise virtual workplace to ensure compliance and improve health, produc- tivity and profitability of pig herds.”
“A proven and tested re- source such as Data Pig, which works on farm, hand in hand with pro- ducers backed up by their veterinarians, will ini- tially be the canary in the coalmine and then first responder.”
Data Pig is available on a range of iOs and android devices, with seamless on- line and offline operation.
Dr Harrison said Apiam Animal Health, as a leading national vet- erinary service provider with extensive swine ex- perience, focussed on shaping the best possible future for Australia’s pig industry, which included delivering best practice animal health and welfare outcomes.
The Data Pig platform synchronises with the in- dividual herd health plans producers have estab- lished with their veteri- narians.
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“To help achieve this, Data Pig comes with a suite of customisable re- ports to analyse health and production events, monitor trends and en- hance biosecurity and
For further information about Data Pig, producers can contact Dr Tom Har- rison at Apiam Animal Health on 03 5445 5999, 0428 668 266 or email tom.harrison@apiam.
A member of Australian Pork Limited’s biosecu- rity review panel and Af- rican swine fever advisory panel, Dr Richards has spent 20 years as a vet- erinary leader in the pig industry.
Each producer owns and controls their own data and access to where it is securely stored in the cloud.

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