NSW DPI collaborates with Australian Pork Limited (APL) the peak industry body, Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) and NSW Farmers Pork Committee (advocacy group) to maintain and grow a viable and sustainable pork industry.

NSW DPI has diagnostic and research officers located at Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute (EMAI), Menangle, working closely with the pig industry on animal biosecurity and disease control, and strategies to reduce the potential development of antimicrobial resistance. The State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is part of EMAI.

NSW DPI Biosecurity and Food Safety provide information and resources for Food Safety, Animal Biosecurity, Animal Welfare, with information and support for Veterinary Practitioners. In collaboration with Local Land Services (LLS), they manage the risk of significant animal biosecurity threats to protect the economy, community and environment of NSW.

Local Land Services provide

  • PICs (property identification codes),
  • register swine brands,
  • provide advice on pest management,
  • conduct swill feeding inspections
  • investigate suspect emergency animal diseases.

NSW DPI Agriculture Land Use Planning team provides advice to industry, local government and Department of Planning & Environment about agricultural planning and development matters.

NSW DPI Agriculture Intensive Livestock Industries group has a Development Officer Pigs based at Tamworth Agricultural Institute available for general industry inquiries. Contact Jayce Morgan Phone 6763 1257 or email jayce.morgan@dpi.nsw.gov.au

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