APC Pork Producers Committee

The APC Pork Producers’ Committee was established to provide Fee for Service funding for the WA pork industry after a successful poll conducted in December 2001.  The Committee covers all Western Australian pork producers.

Committee Membership

The Committee consists of four members, from all sections of the WA pork industry.

Committee members are elected for a three year period with terms commencing in June and ending in May of the relevant year.  Members may apply for re-election once their period of tenure has expired.

When positions becomes vacant the Commission calls for applications from growers who might be interested in applying for membership on the Committee. This is done by placing advertisements in statewide newspapers, on the APC website and in relevant industry newsletters.  Should you have an interest in applying, please contact the Commission at (apcmanager@dpird.wa.gov.au) and your name will be placed on a register of interested persons.

In line with good Committee governance the Committee strives to achieve a balanced Board, with members possessing experience in a range of areas.

  • Member | Terms | Email / Phone

  • Chairperson
    Neil Ferguson | 2017 - 2020 | neil.ferguson@westpork.com.au Mobile 0419 041 287

  • Peter Spackman | 2018 - 2021 |

  • Rebecca Wicks | 2018 - 2021 |

  • Graeme Dent | 2018 - 2020|

  • Industry Association
    Western Australian Pork Producers Association | | www.wappa.com.au (08) 9479 7315

  • All terms are three years commencing in June (unless otherwise stated)


The Committee is enabled to provide all services (a) to (m) listed in functions Section 12.1 of the APC Act.

Each year the Committee calls for Expressions of Interest in relation to suggestions on how the Committee should direct its activities (within the confines of the APC Service Functions) for the coming financial year.

Should you have any suggestions or feedback please contact the Committee Chairperson, Neil Ferguson on: neil.ferguson@westpork.com.au.

Services undertaken by the Committee

The Committee funds such initiatives as: the West Australian Pork Producers’ Association (WAPPA), Pork CRC and various other research projects and industry training.

The proposed 2018/2019 expenditure budget of $592,970 includes the following activities:

  • Support for PITWA

  • WAPPA Grant Funding

  • Pork CRC

  • Animal welfare (Portec)

  • APC admin charge @ 9% of FFS collected

The FFS expected to be collected in 2018/19 is $424,320

A report on the Committee activity can be found in the APC Annual Report.

Fee for Service

With the repeal of the Pig Industry Compensation Act 1942 on 31 January 2005 the levy collected from pork producers under that Act ceased.  The Fee for Service under the APC Act commenced on 1st February 2006 and the fee charged is:

All pigs slaughtered in Western Australia

  1. Pork - Chopper 0.008c/kg carcass weight

  2. Pork – Bacon 0.008c/kg carcass weight

  3. Pork – Porker 0.008c/kg carcass weight

Fee for Service Returns are remitted electronically in a Microsoft Excel Return Form.


The collection of pork industry Fee for Service is regulated by the Agricultural Produce (Pork Industry) Regulations 2004.

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