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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Scottish Pig Industry, SPCA Welcome Welfare Label Commitment
UK - The pig industry in Scotland and the Scottish SPCA, Scotland’s animal welfare charity, yesterday (22 July) welcomed a commitment from Aldi to support the industry’s pioneering welfare label....
EU Considers Meat Labelling Relating to Stunning Method
EU - At the latest meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 15 July, the Dutch delegation proposed that meat from animals slaughtered without stunning should be labelled in future. ...
Monday, July 22, 2013
First OIE Veterinary Education Twinning Project
US & THAILAND - The University of Minnesota (USA) and Chiang Mai University (Thailand) are engaging in the first twinning project under the OIE Veterinary Education Twinning Programme....
Friday, July 19, 2013
Draft Pig Code of Practice Stimulates Full Range of Public Response
CANADA - The general manager of the National Farm Animal Care Council says the proposed updated Pig Code of Practice has generated a greater level of public response than any other code currently being...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Proposed Updated Pig Code of Practice Peaks Public Interest
CANADA - The National Farm Animal Care Council reports the level of public interest in a proposed updated Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs in Canada has been strong, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
CIWF Urges UK to Stop Importing Irish Pig Meat
UK & IRELAND - Following a recent investigation into five pig farms in Ireland, Compassion in World Farming is urging UK citizens not to buy pig meat imported from Ireland, unless they can be certain that...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
EFSA Launches Consultation into Guidance on Stunning Practices
EU - The European Food Safety Authority has launched a public consultation on the draft guidance on criteria to evaluate studies on the effectiveness of stunning methods. ...
Proposed Changes in Housing Gestating Sows Generates Concern
CANADA - Manitoba Pork Council reports the mandatory elimination of gestation stalls by 2024 proposed in the draft updated Pig Code of Practice is generating the most concern among the province's pork...
Friday, July 12, 2013
Study Shows Consumers Want to Know How Food is Produced
UK - An independent study shows that eight out of 10 UK consumers want to know which farm system has been used to produce their meat and dairy products. ...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
ASF Outbreak in Russia Affects Wild Boar
RUSSIA - The Russian veterinary authorities have reported yet another outbreak of African swine fever, affecting wild boar ("sus scrofa" or Suidae) populations in the federal subject of Yaroslavl Oblast....
Art's Way Scientific Awarded New Contract with Japan's Zen-Noh Livestock
JAPAN - Art's Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. has announce its wholly-owned subsidiary, Art's Way Scientific, Inc. has completed a contract for a modular swine nursery building for Japan's Zen-Noh - the National...
Monday, July 08, 2013
Germany Amends Act to Reduce Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - The German Federal Council agreed a draft to amend the Drug Law (AMG) on Friday clearing the way for more transparency in the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry and reducting of quantities...
New 'Hours of Service' Rule Waived for Ag
US - In a major victory for America’s hog, cattle and poultry farmers, the US Department of Transportation has indicated that it will grant a 90-day waiver of a new hours-of-service rule for drivers...
Countryfile Cameras on Real Welfare
UK - Real Welfare has been put under the spotlight by BBC’s Countryfile programme and is due to be aired on Sunday 14 July....
Friday, July 05, 2013
Proposed Mandatory Conversion to Group Housing of Sows Creates Concerns
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board says the mandatory conversion to group housing of gestating sows from stalls recommended in a proposed revised Pig Code of Practice has generated the most...
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Activists Aiming to Cripple WA Pork Industry
AUSTRALIA - Animal rights activists have been making attempts to cripple the Western Australian pork industry by approaching supermarket giant Coles with illegally filmed images after a break-in at a local...
McDonald's and Animal Welfare 'Tipping Point'
CANADA - One of the best indicators of where the world is headed in livestock welfare innovation – and what Canadian producers need to know to prepare – is the activity led by McDonald's Corporation....
Farmers to Continue Road Safety Fight, NFU Says
UK - MEPs have voted to improve European Commission proposals on road safety, but more must be done to ensure farmers do not face an unnecessary burden, the UK’s National Farmers Union (NFU) has warned....
Monday, July 01, 2013
Finisher Pig Buildings Blueprint Now Available
UK - BPEX’s 'Finisher Pig Buildings Design and Build – a blueprint for English farms' is now available for producers to order. ...
French Count the Cost of New Sow Housing
FRANCE - Between 2008 and 2013, 3,000 pig farms requested support to comply with the new animal welfare housing requirements in the EU....
Sainsbury’s Steps up British Sourcing with Commitment to Fresh Pork
UK - Sainsbury’s today announced its milestone move to all its fresh pork being 100 per cent British. The commitment comes ten years after the retailer guaranteed all fresh chicken as British and enforces...
Friday, June 28, 2013
Farmers Thank NY Legislature for Support
US - The New York Pork Producers, the National Pork Producers Council and America’s hog farmers today hailed the New York Legislature for not approving ill-advised legislation banning the use of individual...
Real Welfare Bureau Service Prepares
UK - Real Welfare assessments become compulsory from 1 July and a bureau service (operated by MLCSL) will be up and running from that date to enable vets to capture the valuable data they collect on behalf...
Pig Producers Praise NJ Governor for Supporting Farmers
US - America’s hog farmers and the National Pork Producers Council thanked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for vetoing legislation that would have banned the use of individual maternity pens for pregnant...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Comment Process on Welfare Code Offers Opportunity
CANADA - The pig Code of Practice comment process offers the opportunity for participants to shape the future, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Tougher Action Urged against Plants Repeating Violations
US - The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the USDA has published a report into the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) inspection and enforcement activities at pig slaughter plants to determine...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Feed Sows to Improve Piglet Quality
UK - Pig nutritionists need to help producers improve piglet quality in order to wean more pigs from larger litters born, while geneticists look after piglet quantity. This was the view of Professor Sandra...
New Biomed Research Centre Opened
SPAIN – Scientists working at a new biomedical research centre – Specific Pig- are working on a pig breeding programme to develop smaller pigs to reduce the costs of their animal testing programmes....
Friday, June 21, 2013
Council Offers Advice on Scientific Committee Report Comments
CANADA - The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is encouraging those who provide comments on a proposed updated Canadian Pig Code of Practice to consider the Scientific Committee report, writes...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
EU Citizens Demand Action for Pigs
EU - Compassion’s latest EU-wide pig campaign has set a new record: In just two weeks, the new pig campaign petition, coinciding with its Italian office launch, has achieved 100,000 signatures....
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