Industry insights - Pork production

These resources allow students to investigate Pork production in NSW. Content covered includes: ​

  • Pig anatomy,

  • Pig breeds,

  • Pork processing, marketing and value-adding,

  • Markets and market specifications

  • Production systems

  • Animal welfare in the pork industry

  • Pig diseases and biosecurity

  • Swine digestive anatomy and physiology (monogastric digestion)

  • Nutrition and rations

  • Reproduction and reproductive technologies

  • Current and emerging technologies,

  • Pork careers

  • Practical activities- moving pigs. condition scoring pigs, oestrous detection in sows

These resources are aligned to Stage 5 and 6 NSW Agriculture syllabus, however, may be adapted to K-6 and Technology Mandatory studies:

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Pork production worksheets.pdf

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Pork production answer guide.pdf

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Pig breeds in Australia

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Teacher Professional Development

Pig nutrition basics course:

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:

  • Pig nutrition

  • Feeding options

  • Prohibited and hazardous substances.

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