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Thursday, October 31, 2013
TV Programme Welfare Allegations at VION Refuted
NETHERLANDS - A high level investigation into allegations that VION Food Group had broken the requirements of BLK standard welfare label has found there is no foundation in them. ...
Centre Seeks Better Management of Sow Feeding Systems
CANADA - Prairie Swine Centre is seeking ways of improving the management of sow feeding systems to reduce competition between individuals....
Stock People Encouraged to Monitor for Lameness in Sow Herd
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Minnesota is encouraging stock people to monitor sow herds more closely for signs of lameness and then take action to treat the problem, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Council Speaks out Against Undercover Video Alleging Animal Abuse
US - The country's pig industry is under attack again from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), according to the National Pork Producers Council....
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Research Shows Temperament Influences Sow Productivity, Meat Quality
CANADA - Research conducted by the Prairie Swine Centre shows the temperament of the sow can dramatically impact the productive performance of the breeding herd, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Monday, October 28, 2013
Improvements to Real Welfare Scheme to be Discussed
UK - A series of meetings begins this week to start examining some elements of Real Welfare following feedback from those using it....
New Welfare Pig for Danish Market
DENMARK - Animal welfare groups, pig producers and slaughterhouses in Denmark are joining forces to create a new ‘welfare pig’. ...
Council Releases New Series of Smart Pig Handling Videos
CANADA - A new series of videos developed by Manitoba Pork Council is expected to become an important training tool for pork industry workers involved in the handling and transport of pigs, Bruce Cochrane...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Danes Call for Even-handed Approach to EU Welfare Controls
DENMARK - The Danish pig sector has called for even handed treatment across Europe over the implementation of welfare controls. ...
Pork CRC Sow Transition Research Satisfying Hunger for Change
AUSTRALIA - Robert van Barneveld, supported by the CRC for High Integrity Australian Pork (Pork CRC), addressed the opening session of the 22nd biennial Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition Australia conference...
Early Detection Key to Addressing Lameness in the Sow Herd
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Manitoba says, whether choosing to treat or cull, early detection is key to addressing lameness within the sow herd, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Thursday, October 24, 2013
FSIS Issues New Guidance on Humane Handling
US - US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will introduce new guidance - FSIS Compliance Guide for a Systematic Approach to the Humane Handling of Livestock - to support...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Report Overlooks Animal Agriculture’s Progress, Says Pork Council
US - A report issued from an institution whose namesake is the poster boy for the food police ignores the tremendous progress America’s farmers and ranchers have made in producing safe, affordable food...
It's OK to Show Outdoor Pigs in Adverts, Says Advertising Watchdog
UK - The war being waged against Red Tractor by animal rights campaigners reached risible heights this summer, with complaints that the pig industry should not show images of outdoor pigs in adverts,...
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Hot Topics of Real Welfare to be Reviewed
UK - A meeting is being held at the end of the month to examine environmental enrichment, skin lesions and sampling strategy following a review of Real Welfare in September....
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Engineer Promotes Organic Hog Raising
PHILIPPINES - Heddy Padayhag Sumalpong, a civil engineer by profession and vice-president of Butuan Pork Producers Association, is positive in encouraging the community to venture in raising hogs the organic...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Hoof-trimming Helps Reduce Lameness in Sow Herds
CANADA - Research conducted by the Prairie Swine Centre shows hoof trimming can help prevent lameness among sows within the breeding herd increasing the productive capacity of the animals and improving...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Canadian Livestock Transport Certification Program Launched
CANADA - The Canadian Livestock Transport (CLT) Certification programme has been launched. ...
Monday, October 14, 2013
Reducing Lameness in Sow Herd Improves Profitability
CANADA - A researcher with the University of Minnesota suggests pork producers can improve the productivity of their herds and the economic viability of their farms by addressing lameness in the sow herd,...
CCTV to Help Reduce Piglet Predation Outdoors
UK - Cameras have been installed to help identify the causes of pre-weaning mortality on an outdoor unit in East Anglia, as part of a BPEX field trial....
Friday, October 11, 2013
Official Vet Training, Appointment and Assurance Changes
UK - Private Veterinary Surgeons appointed as Official Veterinarians (OVs) are a vital part of the GB veterinary service undertaking statutory work on behalf of the Competent Authorities to safeguard the...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
VION Promotes High-Welfare Pork at Anuga
GERMANY - Stefaan Vansteenkiste was delighted with VION’s interactions with visitors at Anuga, the world’s leading food fair. He highlighted that the main growth markets are in Asia as well as launching...
New Initiatives to Promote Food Safety from Farm to Fork
CANADA - Working with Manitobans to ensure food is safe from farm to fork is the goal of the Growing Assurance – Food Safety initiatives being launched as part of the federal-provincial Growing Forward...
Industry Invests in Future with Commitment to Swine Welfare
CANADA - A major milestone was reached this week when industry fundraising achieved 50 per cent of its target to establish a National Chair in Swine Welfare. ...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Other Sectors Should Copy Pigs, Says Welfare Committee
UK - Using a farm's own vet to carry out Real Welfare assessments exposes farm assurance to a charge of bias, according to government's Farm Animal Welfare Committee....
Interest Builds in Extending Sow Longevity to Improve Profitability
CANADA - The manager of contract research with the Prairie Swine Centre says pork producers are becoming more interested in strategies designed to extend the longevity of the breeding sow, according to...
EU-Korea Trade Agreement Includes Animal Welfare
EU & SOUTH KOREA - Eurogroup for Animals has welcomed the inclusion of animal welfare references in the context of implementation of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement. This is the result of the participation...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Anuga 2013: VION Contributes to Improved Animal Welfare
GERMANY - VION takes a lead in improving animal welfare at Anuga 2013. ...
Food Dialogues: Animal Welfare - Beyond the Hype
ANALYSIS - Following the Food Dialogues discussion held in Columbia, Missouri, on livestock handling and animal welfare, a panel of experts from FAI Farms, based in Europe and South America, offered their...
Monday, October 07, 2013
New Euthanasia Device Attracts Pork Producers', Processors' Attention
CANADA - Farm and Food Care Ontario reports a new euthanasia device has captured the attention of both pork producers and processors, Bruce Cochrane writes....
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