Research and development
SAPPO actively supports pork industry value chain representatives and academia gathering to inform and coordinate research projects for the pork industry.
For more information and bursary applications, contact Dr Thandi Chiaperro.
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.
Latest research reviews
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|