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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Managing Pig Health: Second Edition Nears Release
UK - Managing Pig Health, a reference for the farm, offers a fresh and comprehensive guide to practical veterinary information for pig farmers, veterinarians and technologists around the world....
New Jersey Legislature Passes Pig Gestation Stall Bill
US - New Jersey Senate and Assembly Applauded for Votes to Prohibit Inhumane Confinement of Breeding Pigs in Gestation Crates ...
Friday, May 10, 2013
Participation Encouraged During Code Comment Period
CANADA - The chair of the National Farm Animal Care Council's Pig Code Development Committee is encouraging broad public participation during the public comment period for a proposed updated Canadian Pig...
Producers Urged to Focus on Advantages of Group Housing
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre is encouraging pork producers to focus on the advantages offered by group housing as they consider moving away the use of gestation stalls, writes Bruce...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
AMI Releases Video Tour of Pork Plant
US - The American Meat Institute (AMI) has released a video tour of a pork processing plant, hosted by animal welfare expert, Dr Temple Grandin....
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Light Shed on Costs of Proposed Changes to Pig Code of Practice
CANADA - The president and CEO of the Prairie Swine Centre says an economic analysis will shed light on the anticipated costs of complying with a proposed updated Canadian Pig Code of Practice, Bruce Cochrane...
Dutch Move Away from Castrating Boar Pigs
EU - Around half of Dutch male pigs are not castrated - a much higher proportion than in some other member states....
Monday, May 06, 2013
Pig Farmers Need Growth to Reduce Britain's Import Bill
UK - Britain needs to see a 'gentle and gradual' renewal of its pig industry, leading to more efficient food production and a reduction in the nation's food import bill, says the National Pig Association....
Major Grocery Chains Pledge Action on Gestation Stalls
CANADA - Canada’s major grocery chains say they will move toward buying pork products from farms that use more humane practices by 2022....
BPEX Reports Online Data Entry Up and Running
UK - The introduction of the Real Welfare programme has reached another milestone with a web portal going live to allow vets to submit data from the paper forms....
Thursday, May 02, 2013
New Software Assists in Designing Barn Conversions to Group Housing
CANADA - New software developed by the University of Manitoba will help pork producers planning to move from stall housing of gestating sows to group housing design the system that will best fit their...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
CPC Sees Opportunity in Sow Housing
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council views the commitment made by the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) on Sow Housing as an opportunity for productive dialogue between farmers and retailers. ...
Revised Pig Code of Practice to be Released for Public Comment
CANADA - The National Farm Animal Care Council reports a revised Pig Code of Practice will be released for public comment on 1 June, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Supermarket Council Takes Stand against Sow Stalls
CANADA - The Retail Council of Canada announced that all eight of the largest Canadian supermarket chains — Walmart Canada, Costco Canada, Metro, Loblaw, Safeway Canada, Federated Co-operatives, Sobeys...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Pregnant Pause in How to Feed Group Housed Sows
AUSTRALIA - Recognising that pregnant sows are increasingly being managed in group housing systems, the CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC) has driven the production of a manual, ‘Feeding...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Plan Ahead to Secure Straw
UK - Livestock producers are urged to start planning now to secure their straw supply and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has launched a new web page to help....
Pork Industry Welcomes Introduction of New Euthanasia Device
CANADA - The president of Bock Industries reports the pork industry has welcomed the introduction of a new tool designed to deliver pain- and stress-free euthanasia to compromised piglets, writes Bruce...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Investment Needed to Improve Pig Housing
UK - A survey of buildings being used for pig production has shown many are at least 20 years old but producers cannot invest in replacements....
Monday, April 22, 2013
Freedom Food Pork Sales up for Third Consecutive Year
UK - Freedom Food has announced an increase in pork for the third year running, which means that availability of Freedom Food-labelled pork is at its highest ever level. ...
Friday, April 19, 2013
McDonald's UK Switches to Freedom Food Pork – Call for NZ to Follow
GLOBAL - McDonald’s has become first high street restaurant chain to serve 100 per cent Freedom Food pork from RSPCA monitored British farms- across its entire UK menu. ...
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Manual Helps Pig Farmers Quit Sow Stalls
AUSTRALIA - Pork industry bodies have released a new nutrition information manual for pig producers who are moving away from using sow stalls....
Monday, April 15, 2013
Managing Pig Health Updated
UK - Managing Pig Health, a reference for the farm – the new, updated edition of the original “green pig book” Managing Pig Health and the Treatment of Disease – offers a fresh and comprehensive...
NOAH Film Makes Industry Call to Reach Out to Consumers
UK - In a film released last week, high profile delegates to this year’s Food Chain Conference, organised by the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH), have called on the industry to engage with consumers...
Your Chance to Debate Welfare Issues
UK - Pig and Poultry LIVE will be held on 15 May at a bigger venue, offering more networking opportunities and more trade stands....
Friday, April 12, 2013
Five Guilty Verdicts for Pig Farm Cruelty
US - Five employees from Wyoming Premium Farms have each been convicted on multiple counts of cruelty to animals after a Humane Society of the United States undercover investigation documented acts of...
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
French Pig Industry Argues over COOL
FRANCE - In the absence of any legal sanction, the French charcuterie industry federation, FICT, and the retailers' federation, FCD, have opposed proposals from the meat industry syndicate SNIV-SNCP to...
Ghana's Pig Farmers Scale up Fly Control
GHANA - Smallholder pig farmers are using the livestock protective net fencing in Ghana. The biting of nuisance flies has been reduced nearly to zero and pig production and health has improved....
Food Companies Pledge Total Traceability for Pork Products
UK - A total of 100 leading brands have total traceability for the imported pork and pork products they sell as part of the National Pig Association Wall of Fame campaign....
Summit Provides Insight on Food Safety, Ag-Gag Law
US - A former FSIS Under-Secretary and Hallmark/Westland Food Safety Consultant are to discuss lessons learned at the upcoming Animal Agriculture Alliance's annual Stakeholders Summit....
Monday, April 08, 2013
CPC: Repercussions of Purchasing, Sourcing Requirements
CANADA - The Canadian hog industry is committed to the highest standards of quality, food safety, animal care and environmental sustainability. ...
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