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Monday, August 05, 2013
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. ...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Draft Pig Code Raises Economic, Animal Welfare Concerns
CANADA - The chair of the National Farm Animal Care Council's Pig Code Development Committee says the proposed elimination of gestation stalls for housing pregnant sows is raising both economic and animal...
Hot Weather Monitoring
UK - Extremely hot weather can pose problems on pig farms. Producers should particularly monitor temperatures in their AI storage cabinets and water flow rates, says Paul Thompson, veterinary adviser to...
Farm Worker Found Guilty of Animal Abuse
US - One person has been found guilty and sentenced for animal abuse at Wyoming Premium Farms....
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Who Should Set Food Safety, Health, Welfare Rules in the EU?
UK - A new government report of the roles of the EU and the national government in legislating for animal health and welfare and food safety indicates overall support for the current balance, while highlighting...
Heat Stress: Importance of Careful Management of Animals
US - A mild, rainy spring has yielded to heat, humidity and lack of moisture, and the state's livestock have begun to suffer the consequences....
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Scottish Pig Industry, SPCA Welcome Welfare Label Commitment
UK - The pig industry in Scotland and the Scottish SPCA, Scotland’s animal welfare charity, yesterday (22 July) welcomed a commitment from Aldi to support the industry’s pioneering welfare label....
EU Considers Meat Labelling Relating to Stunning Method
EU - At the latest meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 15 July, the Dutch delegation proposed that meat from animals slaughtered without stunning should be labelled in future. ...
Monday, July 22, 2013
First OIE Veterinary Education Twinning Project
US & THAILAND - The University of Minnesota (USA) and Chiang Mai University (Thailand) are engaging in the first twinning project under the OIE Veterinary Education Twinning Programme....
Friday, July 19, 2013
Draft Pig Code of Practice Stimulates Full Range of Public Response
CANADA - The general manager of the National Farm Animal Care Council says the proposed updated Pig Code of Practice has generated a greater level of public response than any other code currently being...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Proposed Updated Pig Code of Practice Peaks Public Interest
CANADA - The National Farm Animal Care Council reports the level of public interest in a proposed updated Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs in Canada has been strong, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
CIWF Urges UK to Stop Importing Irish Pig Meat
UK & IRELAND - Following a recent investigation into five pig farms in Ireland, Compassion in World Farming is urging UK citizens not to buy pig meat imported from Ireland, unless they can be certain that...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
EFSA Launches Consultation into Guidance on Stunning Practices
EU - The European Food Safety Authority has launched a public consultation on the draft guidance on criteria to evaluate studies on the effectiveness of stunning methods. ...
Proposed Changes in Housing Gestating Sows Generates Concern
CANADA - Manitoba Pork Council reports the mandatory elimination of gestation stalls by 2024 proposed in the draft updated Pig Code of Practice is generating the most concern among the province's pork...
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....
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