APSA is pleased to announce for the second time, the conference proceedings will be published in full as a Special Issue of Animal Production Science. This move to publication in a journal will provide greater exposure for APSA and ensure our authors are more widely recognised for their outstanding scientific contributions. The Animal Production Science is an international journal focusing on the publication of cutting-edge research relating to the production of food, fibre and pharmaceuticals from animals. The subject scope extends from the molecular level through to the role of animals in farming systems. The target readership is animal scientists, and administrators and policy-makers who interface with this discipline.

Research papers in Animal Production Science focus on improving livestock and food production, and on the social and economic issues that influence primary producers. The journal is predominantly concerned with domesticated animals (beef cattle, dairy cows, sheep, pigs, and poultry); however, contributions on horses and wild animals may be published where relevant. All papers are peer reviewed by at least two reviewers.

APSA’s 2017 conference highlighted the recent advances in pig science from within Australia and around the globe. The conference hosted over 350 delegates, with many from Asia, NZ, North America and Europe. A summary of a selection of the reviews and symposia from Manipulating Pig Production XVI are presented below.