Pork Priority Areas

  • 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 – Pork meat safety, quality and value
6 – Consumerism, market development and trade
7 – Livestock-based technology transfer and dissemination