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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....
Bureau Service for Real Welfare
UK - As from 1 July, data collection and submission of real welfare assessment becomes mandatory for Red Tractor compliance....
Friday, June 14, 2013
Producers Advised on Implications of Proposed Revised Pig Code of Practice
CANADA - Sask Pork is encouraging pork producers to look at how a proposed revised Pig Code of Practice will impact their operations, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Row Over Pig Footage Entering 'Dangerous Territory'
AUSTRALIA - There are fears that the deadlock between farmers and animal rights activists could escalate as a result of illegal activities by the activists in piggeries across Australia....
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Hog Farmers Thank Connecticut Legislature for Support
US - America’s hog farmers and the National Pork Producers Council have hailed the Connecticut Legislature for not approving ill-advised legislation banning the use of gestation stalls for sows. ...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Veterinary Body Amends Policies on Castration, Transport
US - The Executive Board of the American Veterinary Medical Association AVMA) last week approved revisions to several policies, including that on pig castration as well as a new policy that includes poultry...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Sustainability Changes to Impact Pig, Egg Producers
CANADA - As Tim Hortons tackles animal housing, what are the impacts for Canadian pig and egg producers?...
Monday, June 10, 2013
WPX: How to Reconfigure Sow Housing
US – During the World Pork Expo (WPX) in Des Moines, Iowa, three experts discussed a number of different sow housing systems and the challenges presented by each, placing particular focus on how to retrofit...
CPC Position on Proposed Content in Code of Practice
CANADA - On 1 June, the proposed Code of practice for the care and handling of pigs was released for public comment. The public comment period is a critical step in the code development process as it...
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