Who We Are
The VFF Pig Group represents the majority of the state’s pig farmers in both their commercial and socials interests to raise the standing and awareness of Victorian pig producers.
We provide a means for Victorian pig farmers’ interests and views to be represented on a number of state issues such as planning reforms, Codes and Guidelines, animal welfare and Biosecurity. The Pig Group is also a member of the national body Australian Pork Limited.
The Pig Group is overseen by an elected member Pig Committee with Tim Kingma as the Pig Group President. The Committee are the driving force behind policy development.
Victoria’s Pork Industry
As a major pork producing state, the pig industry contributes greatly to the Victorian economy more so than any other Australian state. The Victorian pig industry generates considerable economic activity, supporting FTE jobs in the state and making pig production a valuable industry to regional communities.
The pork industry has undergone profound structural change over the last 30 years, with Australian producers decreasing overall in numbers. However, during this period the average herd size has increased from 18.3 to an estimated 200 due to improved animal care and husbandry practices.
The VFF Pigs Group provides a range of member benefits that extend to all areas of your business.
You must be a VFF member to take advantage of our skilled staff, the power of our united grower network and our extensive range of products, deals and services.
What We Do
The VFF Pig group enables Victorian pig farmers’ interests and views to be represented on state issues directly through VFF policy and advocacy resources and on national issues through Australian Pork Limited, the pig industries national representative body.
We are an active group with Pig Committee members who sit on various state and national committees in the industry, along with meeting with state government representatives. We advocate for our members on a range of issues to ensure sustainable pig farming practices for your business. The Pig Group has also been involved with different community programs such as Victorian FareShare through pork donations.
This membership is ideal for pig farmers managing a commercial farming operation. Membership levy is calculated on a per member basis. To join, select from the membership options below and follow the steps to submit a joining enquiry.
Provides you with 1 Voting Entitlement per nominee. An account can have 2 nominees. Levy is calculated on a per member basis.
Pigs Membership + WR
LEVY PLUS $165 YEAR (+GST)
Everything in the Grains Membership plus the Workplace Relations (WR) Handbook.