Positive outlook for pork

The Pork Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) 2006/07 Annual Report suggests that significant returns on industry and government investments will create a more competitive pork industry in coming years.

The Pork CRC commissioned 42 projects in the reporting period and published and commercialised a comprehensive evaluation of Australian canola seed meal.

CEO of Pork CRC, Dr Roger Campbell, said this resulted in annual feed cost savings of $2.08 million for one of the industry’s biggest end users.

A project to develop closed loop supply chain arrangements between grain growers and pork producers resulted in further savings, he said.

New boning line

A $4 million pork boning line has been installed at PPC Linley Valley Fresh Wooroloo plant.

The new line incorporates best practice techniques and the latest pig processing technologies.

The WA Minister for Agriculture and Food, Kim Chance said in a globally competitive marketplace for food and agricultural produce, this type of forward thinking and attention to meeting the demands of customers will be critical if WA companies are to maintain their export successes against strong international competition.

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