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Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Organisations Join to Promote Animal Well-Being
US – The National Pork Producers Council has joined with the National Pork Board, the dairy industry and the Center for Food Integrity – a not-for-profit corporation that builds consumer trust and...
Friday, March 29, 2013
New Jersey Becomes 10th State to Ban Sow Stalls
NEW JERSEY, US - Animal protection groups have applauded the New Jersey Assembly for voting to end the use of confinement systems for breeding pigs....
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Will Retailers be Responsible for New EU Meat and Food Labelling Laws?
ANALYSIS - The complexities of food labelling regulations for European food producers and those exporting to threw European Union are about to become a whole lot more complex, writes Chris Harris....
Monday, March 25, 2013
Partnership to Assist Producers with Group Housing Options
CANADA - The potential challenge to the ban of sow gestation stalls in Canada and the US is arguably one of the most talked about topics among producers. Those involved in the industry worry that the issue...
Olymel Joins Move Away from Gestation Crates
CANADA - Quebec meat packer Olymel plans to bring itself in line with the "new requirements of the market" and phase out the use of gestation crates in its hog production business....
Friday, March 22, 2013
Wild Boar Shot for African Swine Fever Tests in Tver
RUSSIA - Tests taken of samples from wild boar shot in the hunting region of Tver by the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Veterinary Virology and Microbiology found them to contain genetic...
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Importance of Sustainability Growing for Food Industry
ANALYSIS - Sustainability is becoming a major item for the food industry around the world, as resources become more restricted and demand grows....
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Water Sprinkling Effective in Reducing Mortality
CANADA - Research conducted in Ontario has shown pork producers can reduce their risk of death loss during the hot summer months by using water sprinkling during transport, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Evaporative Cooling Media Manufacturer Locating in Malaysia
MALAYSIA - Port-A-Cool, LLC, manufacturer of KÜÜL® pads evaporative cooling media, announced that the Center, Texas, USA, company will be establishing a manufacturing facility in Malaysia....
Monday, March 18, 2013
Calgary Co-op Members in Favour of 'Ethical' Eggs, Pork
CANADA - Calgary Co-op has staked out a bold animal welfare stance, despite opposition from agriculture leaders who warned that the industry needs more time to change its farming practices....
Friday, March 15, 2013
Can Myths over Antimicrobial Resistance be Broken?
ANALYSIS - Consumer perceptions of how livestock is reared for meat have been shaped by misconceptions and misunderstanding, writes Chris Harris....
Bob Evans Farms to Change Sow Housing Policy
US - US meat processor Bob Evans Farms is to source all its pig meat from suppliers that do not use gestation crates by 2025....
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Introduction of New Euthanasia Device Considered Timely
CANADA - The director of the University of Guelph's Campbell Centre for Animal Welfare says the introduction of a commercialized version of a new device designed to deliver euthanasia to piglets has come...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Science Behind Large-scale Livestock Production
UK - The potential effects of large-scale livestock production on animal health and welfare, the environment and consumers is set to be debated at an event dedicated to solely looking at the science behind...
Industry Supports Producer Choice on Sow Housing
US - At the National Pork Industry Forum last week, pork producers approved a resolution reaffirming the industry's position that producers should be able to select a sow housing system, including gestation...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Ministry Presses for Welfare and Hygiene Changes
BRAZIL – Recent government efforts to improve animal welfare at transport and slaughter have been updated with a recent announcement of a new meat labelling scheme. ...
Friday, March 08, 2013
Rubber Mats Stimulate Exercise by Group-housed Sows
CANADA - Research conducted at the Prairie Swine Centre suggests the use of rubber mats in group sow housing systems improves comfort and stimulates increased exercise, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Co-operative Food Raises Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare
UK - The Co-operative Food has been ranked the highest among retailers, scoring more than double the average of other retailers and wholesalers, in a new benchmark on the farm animal welfare practices...
Friday, March 01, 2013
UFAW Symposium: Science in the Service of Animal Welfare
SPAIN - UFAW is holding an International Animal Welfare Science Symposium at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, on 4 and 5 July 2013....
National Pork Board Marking Progress on Key Initiatives
US - Tracking success on pork marketing and outreach initiatives will be the central focus of the National Pork Board's meeting next week in Orlando, Florida....
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
July Meeting Presents Animal, Dairy Science
US - Registration is now open for the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science. The meeting will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana from...
Pig Welfare Remains Unresolved in Cyprus, EU Says
CYPRUS - The European Commission has asked Cyprus to take action implementing an animal welfare directive effective from 1 January this year stating among others, that sows must be kept in groups during...
Friday, February 22, 2013
EC Increases Pressure to Enforce Group Housing of Sows
EU - The European Commission, via a letter of formal notice, called on Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Poland and Portugal to take action to address deficiencies in the implementation...
EC Gets Tough over Sow Stalls, Battery Cages
ANALYSIS - The European Commission is starting to get tough with countries that are not complying with the regulations banning battery cages for laying hens and sow stalls, writes Chris Harris....
Greece Told to Follow Rules on Pig Welfare
GREECE - Nine European Union countries, including Greece, face potential legal action for failing to implement new rules on pig welfare, the European Commission said....
Health, Welfare Focus in SA Pork Alliance
AUSTRALIA - South Australia's pig industry will be supported by local research into sow and piglet housing, reproduction, welfare and other new initiatives under the new Southern Pork Alliance. ...
Thursday, February 21, 2013
New Technology Addresses Challenges of Group Sow Housing
CANADA - A director with Manitoba Pork Council suggests the introduction of new technology is making it easier for pork producers to maintain or improve productivity under group sow housing systems, writes...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Welfare Assurance Scheme to be Reviewed
UK - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has commissioned an independent, expert review of its farmed animal welfare assurance scheme, Freedom Food....
Friday, February 15, 2013
New Euthanasia Device for Piglets Now Commercially Available
CANADA - A new device developed by the University of Guelph to provide humane euthanasia to piglets is now commercially available, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Modern Sow Management with Big Dutchman Innovations
THAILAND - At VIV Asia 2013, the new electronic sow feeding (ESF) station Call-Inn Big Dutchman was added to its ESF product range which will be on display for the first time in Asia. Call-Inn is ideally...
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