Research and development
SAPPO actively supports pork industry value chain representatives and academia gathering to inform and coordinate research projects for the pork industry.
SAPPO regards research as a driver of industry competitiveness and sustainability. In collaboration with pork industry value chain representatives and academia, SAPPO’s research committee has the following objectives:
The focus of research projects should be to:
- Enhance industry competitiveness and sustainable growth.
- Enable SAPPO to intervene effectively in the pork value chain.
- Improve farm-level sustainability practices.
SAPPO commissioned a number of researchers to conduct literature reviews on subjects related to pig production.
|The contribution of portion size of processed pork to total salt intake in the diet||Human nutrition||B Pretorius, HC Schönfeldt||human-nutrition research-development|
|Exploring regional differences pork production costs: perspectives from the agri benchmark initiative||Management and production||Tracy Davids||management-and-production research-development|
|A review of the causes and control of boar taint||Management and production||Stefan Guizot||management-and-production research-development|
|Comparative financial and environmental life cycle assessment of three South African pork production chains||Management and production||J.C. Muller, T.E. Kleynhans||management-and-production research-development|
|Development of a laboratory technique to simulate pig feed digestion||Nutrition||Comfort Akinsol, Felix Fushai||nutrition research-development|
|Feed intake, growth and carcass composition of weaned pigltes receiving varying levels of valine and leucine in their diets||Nutrition||Friedel Valentin Meyer||nutrition research-development|
|The use of prebiotics and probiotics in pigs||Nutrition||Dr Louise Maré||nutrition research-development|
|How pig pre-slaughter welfare affects pork quality and the pig industry||Animal health and welfare||Saymore P. Ndou, Voster Muchenje||animal-health-and-welfare research-development|
|The effect of transport duration on selected stress metabolites in pigs measured with Point of Care Devices||Animal health and welfare||Lynette Seshoka||animal-health-and-welfare research-development|
|The use of plants as ethno-veterinary medical replacements for antibiotic growth promoters||Animal health and welfare||Jessica Matchett||animal-health-and-welfare research-development|
|Mycotoxins in pigs: A South African perspective||Animal health and welfare||Dr Hannes Viljoen||animal-health-and-welfare research-development|
|Review of African Swine Fever; transmission, spread and control||Animal health and welfare||Mary-Louise Penrith, Wilna Vosloo||animal-health-and-welfare research-development|