Pig production is an important rural industry that contributes significantly to Queensland's economy. The estimated gross farm-gate value of production in 2014-15 is more than $269 million, most of which comes from products sold domestically. In 2014-15, Queensland exported approximately $29 million in pork products to 22 countries with the dominant markets being Singapore and Hong Kong.
Carcase trim and weight and fat class grid
Carcases are trimmed differently and can be adjusted to weight of a standard carcase trim. Link to pigmeat definitions and weight and fat class grid.
Pork's eating quality is influenced by the whole food chain
Lists factors along the supply chain that affect eating quality. Supply chain groups can implement procedures to ensure consistent quality for their market.
Queensland pig industry
Summary of the pig industry in Queensland, Australia
Contacts and links
Pig industry contacts and links - both national and international.
Pig industry terms and definitions
A glossary of pig industry terms, definitions and formulas developed to provide national standards for pig production and performance comparison
Work in the pig industry
There is a variety of careers available in the pig industry and its supply chain. Most piggeries are in grain growing areas and associated sectors such as product processing are located near the cities.