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Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Smithfield Hog Production Moves Toward Complete Group Housing
GLOBAL - By the end of 2012, Smithfield Foods had successfully moved 38 per cent of the pregnant sows on its company-owned farms in the United States from individual gestation stalls to group housing systems....
Using Nitrogen for Euthanasia Offers Improved Animal Welfare
CANADA - Research conducted by the University of Manitoba has shown, from an animal welfare perspective, nitrogen is a better alternative for mass euthanasia of swine than carbon dioxide, writes Bruce...
Gain Better Understanding of Conversion of Gestation Stalls
CANADA - What does that trend mean for pork producers today and how do they adapt? The 2013 Banff Pork Seminar brings in three speakers from the front-lines of key aspects of this issue in Breakout Session...
Monday, January 07, 2013
Sow Stalls Ban: Concerns Across EU
EU - New EU requirements for the protection of pigs, introducing a ban on the use of individual stalls for pregnant sows and gilts as of 1 January 2013, have already improved the lives of millions of animals...
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Humane Euthanising Using Nitrogen Foam
THE NETHERLANDS - The most humane method to euthanize animals that are in severe pain or suffer severely seems to be the use of nitrogen gas foam, according to N2GF. ...
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Europe’s Pig-Keepers Flout Brussels Stalls Ban
UK - From 1 January 2013 up to 40 per cent of European Union pigs will come from farms that are flouting animal welfare rules. To avoid this trade in illegally-farmed pigs, British shoppers should look...
Monday, December 31, 2012
Weekly Overview: Looking Forward to 2013
ANALYSIS - What would this Chinese fortune cookie tell us about the prospects for the global pig industry in 2013? New funding for agriculture research and development should bring improvements for producers...
Welfare Reforms Cover All Australia's Livestock Trade
AUSTRALIA - The world’s most stringent live export regulations will apply to all exports of Australian livestock for slaughter from tomorrow....
Friday, December 28, 2012
Zephyr Gun Effective for Euthanising Piglets
CANADA - A device developed at the University of Guelph has been shown to be as effective but much less unpleasant than alternative methods for euthanizing compromised piglets, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Updated Pig Code of Practice Expected to be Ready by June
CANADA - The National Farm Animal Care Council is confident a revised Pig Code of Practice will be ready for public comment before a June 1 target date, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Thursday, December 27, 2012
New Rules for Killing and Slaughter of Animals
FINLAND - A new regulation, applied from 1 January 2013, will require more detailed planning and in-house control of killing of production animals, according to the Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira....
New Tools to Assist in Converting to Group Housing
CANADA - New tools being developed by the University of Manitoba will help pork producers planning the switch from stall housing to group housing of gestating sows design the system that will best work...
Cruelty Law Enforced in Wyoming
US - Nine people have been charged with animal cruelty at a pig farm in Wyoming following an undercover investigation by an animal welfare organisation. ...
Monday, December 24, 2012
Hedging Health Risks on Farm
ANALYSIS - Farmers and livestock producers are using the markets more and more to hedge their costs and reduce their financial risk, writes Chris Harris....
Pig Farm Closures Likely as EU Sow Stall Ban Nears
CYPRUS - A large number of pig farmers may be forced to shut down for failing to comply with an EU directive on animal welfare effective from January, stakeholders have said....
Arby's Eliminates Sow Stalls from Supply Chain
US - The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is applauding Atlanta-based Arby's for its new policy to eliminate controversial gestation crates from its pork supply chain. ...
EU Sows Continue to Suffer, Says CIWF
UK - Sows will continue to suffer as 14 EU nations expected to break the law, says Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)....
Friday, December 21, 2012
40,000 Pigs an Hour from Europe’s Illegally-run Farms
UK - Around 40,000 'illegal' pigs an hour will be entering the European food chain in January and bacon, ham and pizzas containing their meat is destined for UK supermarkets, corner shops and restaurants,...
Call for Emergency Summit on Pigmeat Imports from Illegal Systems
UK - A call for an emergency summit meeting to prevent the importation of pigmeat from illegal production systems in Europe from 1 January 2013 has been made by Matthew Curtis, managing director of pig-breeding...
Promoting Welfare through Proper Animal Nutrition
GLOBAL - Animal welfare includes the combination of both physical and mental well-being, according to a new report from FAO. A properly balanced diet and water supplied in adequate amounts avoid physical...
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Renewed Codes of Practice Will Aid Communication
CANADA - The National Farm Animal Care Council says renewed codes of practice for farm animals will allow industry, the public and others to communicate based on an updated understanding of how farm animals...
Farmers Advised to Take Heat Precautions
AUSTRALIA - Livestock owners in South Australia are being urged to ensure they take special care of their livestock during summer’s extreme heat, as statewide temperatures are forecast in many areas...
Monday, December 17, 2012
IFIF, OIE Sign Cooperation Agreement
GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has signed an official Cooperation Agreement with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)....
Release of Revised Code of Practice Expected by June
CANADA - The National Farm Animal Care Council expects to meet a June 1, 2013 target for the start of the public comment period on a revised Pig Code of Practice, writes Bruce Cochrane....
EU to Enforce Better Animal Transport Conditions
EU - The European Parliament has pushed through measures to tighten up enforcement controls for the welfare of animals in transport....
Friday, December 14, 2012
Parliament Votes to Improve Welfare of Live Animals During Transport
EU - Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the outcome of the vote in the European Parliament plenary on the own-initiative report of Janusz Wojciechowski MEP on the protection of animals during transport which...
Cruise Company Eliminates Sow Stalls from Supply Chain
US - The Humane Society of the United States applauds Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., the world’s second-largest cruise operator, for its announcement that it will eliminate controversial gestation crates—cages...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Investigations Underway after Arborg Abuse Accusations
CANADA - Investigations have been set up following an undercover video showing alleged abuse was released by an animal rights organisation....
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Nitrogen More Practical Than Carbon Dioxide for Euthanising Pigs
CANADA - Research conducted by the University of Manitoba has shown nitrogen to be a more practical alternative for mass euthanasia of swine than carbon dioxide, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Monday, December 10, 2012
Weekly Overview: EU Sow Stall Ban: Now Just Three Weeks Away
ANALYSIS - The ban on the use of sow stalls within the European Union is just three weeks away, writes ThePigSite Senior Editor Jackie Linden....
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