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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Common Pig Ventilation Problems Solved with Simple Changes
UK - BPEX has highlighted the most commonly occurring problems with pig unit ventilation and helped identify ways to rectify them. ...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Changes to Real Welfare Assessment Protocols
UK - A Real Welfare Protocol Review Group, consisting of producers, vets and members of the industry, was formed on 9 September 2013....
Five Freedoms Key for Sow Housing Systems
CANADA - The director of veterinary services with the Progressive Group of Companies suggests the use of gestation stalls for housing pregnant sows offers both advantages and disadvantages, according to...
Friday, September 20, 2013
Scottish Project Targets Tail Docking
UK - A project involving Scotland's Rural Colleage and other institutions was luanched earlier this month, aiming to end tail-docking of pigs....
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Rooting Pigs are Happy Pigs
GERMANY - Pigs that can root lively generally feel happy as pigs in muck, according to Big Dutchman. ...
Friday, September 13, 2013
High-welfare Programme Now Covers One Billion Farm Animals
US - The American Humane Certified™ programme ensures humane treatment of almost 10 per cent of animals on nation's farms and ranches. ...
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Challenges Remain after Pig Health, Welfare Report Launch
UK - Much has been achieved since the launch of the 20:20 Pig Health and Welfare Strategy in 2011 but there are still many challenges to be faced. This is the verdict in the annual report of the Pig Health...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Pig Health and Welfare Report Published
UK - Much has been achieved since the launch of the 20:20 Pig Health and Welfare Strategy in 2011 but there are still many challenges to be faced is the verdict in the annual report of the Pig Health and...
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Pig Committee Committed to Consensus on Final Pig Code of Practice
CANADA - The general manager of the National Farm Animal Care Council says its Pig Code Development Committee remains committed to reaching consensus on a final updated Code of practice for the Care and...
Friday, August 23, 2013
Livestock Forum Set to Go Social
AUSTRALIA - In continuing to engage more closely with producers, the Victorian Farmers Federation’s Livestock Group will kick off a series of open forums – beginning in Hamilton this September. ...
Monday, August 19, 2013
Public Transport Company Sued over Sow Stall Ad Ban
US - A public transport company is to be sued by the Humane Society of the United Sates (HSUS) for banning advertisements on its buses campaigning against use of sow stalls....
German Farmers Attack Green Party Report on Breeding Practices
GERMANY - The German Farmers’ Association (DBV) has hit out at the Green Party in Germany for using the livestock sector as a political election issue. ...
Friday, August 16, 2013
ASF in Pskov and Tambov Regions
RUSSIA - Investigation into samples from the carcases of two pigs from a private smallholding in the Pskov region has found the presence of African Swine Fever. ...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Call for More Research to Validate Proposed Changes to Pig Code
CANADA - The vice chair of the Canadian Pork Council is calling for more research to ensure key changes proposed to Canada's Pig Code of Practice are in the best interests of the farmers and the animals...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Real Welfare: Value of Measuring Enrichment Use
UK - If pigs are bored it may lead to undesirable behaviour towards their pen mates such as tail or ear biting and aggression in growing pigs and vulva biting in sows....
Pig Code Development Committee Prepares to Review Public Comments
CANADA - The chair of the National Farm Animal Care Council's Pig Code Development Committee is confident committee members will be able to meet the challenge of reaching consensus on a final updated Code...
Monday, August 12, 2013
Guelph University Launches Heat Stress App
CANADA - A free App for measuring heat stress in livestock and poultry has been developed by the University of Guelph. ...
Friday, August 09, 2013
Strong Response on Draft Pig Code of Practice
CANADA - The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) reports that more than 4,700 comments were received in response to the release of its draft Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs in...
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Danes Focus on Reducing Organic Herd Mortality
DENMARK - A study commissioned by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries shows a high piglet mortality in organic herds. Efforts should be made to improve survival, conclude the scientists behind...
Draft Pig Code of Practice Attracts Broad Public Interest
CANADA - The chair of the National Farm Animal Care Council's Pig Code Development Committee reports the proposed updated Pig Code of Practice has drawn broad public interest, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Monday, August 05, 2013
ASF in Tambov, Smolensk, Volgograd, Moscow, Tula Regions
RUSSIA - Outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have been identified in Tambov, Smolensk, Volgograd, Moscow and Tula regions....
Utah Farm Phases out Sow Stalls
US - Consumer concerns have prompted the massive Utah hog operation, Circle Four Farms, and 459 other farms operated by the world’s largest pork supplier to phase out gestation stalls for sows....
EC Publishes Position of Stall Ban Compliance
EU - The latest position relating to compliance with the partial stall ban across the EU has just been published by the European Commission....
Friday, August 02, 2013
Better Supervision Improves Piglet Survival
UK & NORWAY - A new review finds that piglet survival can be improved - both numerically and cost-effectively - by more supervision around farrowing. ...
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Rubber Slat Mats Could Improve Animal Well-being
EU - New research shows that rubber slat mats could improve swine health. ...
Smithfield Releases Video on Group Housing System
US - Smithfield Foods has created a video, which reaffirms the company's commitment to group-housing systems for sows on its farms....
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Pig Farm Responds to Animal Rights Allegations
UK - The farm at the centre of new allegations from an animal rights organisation following undercover filming has stressed that it puts the utmost importance on the care and welfare of its pigs....
Hoof Trimming Prevents Lameness, Increases Longevity of Sows
CANADA - Research conducted by the Prairie Swine Centre suggests as high as 60 per cent of sow herd could benefit from hoof trimming as a method to prevent lameness and increase longevity, writes Bruce...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Pig Farmer Receives Compensation after Florida Sow Stall Ban
US - A Florida court has ordered the state to pay former pig farmer who was one of two farmers who went out of business after the voters approved an amendment banning sow stalls in 2002. ...
Monday, July 29, 2013
Novus, Verenium Add to Enzyme Solutions Portfolio
US - Novus International, Inc. and Verenium Corporation have announced the name of their new phytase enzyme product, CIBENZA PHYTAVERSE. ...
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