Australasian Pig Science Association

The purpose of the Australasian Pig Science Association (Inc.) is to provide a forum for excellence in science related to all aspects of the pig industry. APSA was established in 1987 to bring together people from a range of disciplines with a primary interest in pig science.

The aim was to provide a forum for scientific discussion that would ultimately provide an impetus for further research and ultimately improve overall pig productivity. Since that time APSA has met every two years, and the conference has developed to a point where it has a world-wide reputation for science excellence and as a forum for the exchange of ideas relating to the pig industry. The conference proceedings have gained an international reputation for the quality of the symposia, reviews and short papers with all papers undergoing extensive peer review prior to acceptance.

The conference incorporates a blend of basic and applied research covering every aspect of pig science. The meeting is attended by a mix of scientists, consultants, industry support personnel and producers. APSA promotes interaction between people from different disciplines and from different countries and recognises that much of the value of a conference is the opportunity to meet new people in the industry or to renew old acquaintances. The conference is therefore held in a relaxed atmosphere with ample opportunity to socialise with other attendees.

2021 Committee:

  • President – Mr Robert Hewitt, SunPork Solutions
  • Vice President – Dr Rebecca Athorn, Australian Pork Limited
  • Secretary – Ms Emalyn Loudon, private consultant
  • Treasurer – Prof Frank Dunshea, The University of Melbourne
  • Immediate Past President – Dr Stuart Wilkinson, Feedworks
  • Ordinary Committee Member – Prof John Pluske, Murdoch University/APRIL
  • Ordinary Committee Member – Dr Kate Plush, SunPork Solutions
  • Ordinary Committee Member – Dr Jessica Craig, Rivalea Australia
  • Ordinary Committee Member – Dr Taya Clarke, Westpork

The APSA Committee is entitled to the following allowances.