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Pork focus areas


PORK PRIORITY AREAS FOR R&D


  • The relationship between fatness (leanness) and reproduction of the sow
  • Information and methodology to manage waste and effluent from piggeries and abattoirs
  • Research into ways to mitigate the effects of climate change on pig production
  • Appropriate infrastructure and equipment for optimal practices during product handling, transport and slaughtering of pigs
  • New, rapid, sensitive and specific diagnostic tests that will reduce the time needed to detect and diagnose diseases
  • New or adapted pig meat products on the market adhering to consumer preferences and buying patterns
  • Decision support models developed for small and emerging pork production operations

PORK RESEARCH PROJECTS ARE CATEGORISED UNDER 8 FOCUS AREAS

1 - Sustainable natural resource utilization

2 - Livestock production with global competitiveness

3 - Animal health and welfare

4 - Animal products quality and value adding

5 - Red meat safety and quality / value

6 - Consumerism, market development and trade

7 - Livestock enterprise and production systems development and support

8 - Climate change and sustainable livestock production