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Friday, June 07, 2013
SENASCA Holds Briefing on Grant Proposals for Ag Ministry
PARAGUAY - On Wednesday, 5 June, the National Services for Animal Quality and Health (SENACSA) held an informative session on the call for proposals for grants under the Ministry of Agriculture, under...
PQA Plus Revisions Debut at World Pork Expo
US - Pork producers' desire for continuous improvement in production practices and exceeding customers' demands for quality assurance measures spurred changes to the voluntary Pork Quality Assurance®...
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Balancing Pig Welfare with Economic Concerns
UK - Looking at the knowledge of behaviour and physiology in pigs is crucial in developing systems to provide for pigs wants, rather than needs, according to Ruth Clements, Head of Veterinary Services...
Farmers Make it Possible to Stand Up for Real Animal Welfare
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers are getting on with the job of continuously improving Australia’s animal welfare, in conjunction with respected animal welfare groups, after standing up for themselves...
Pig Welfare Set to Improve in Canada
CANADA - After three years of intense negotiation, the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) has welcomed the release of the draft Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs....
Monday, June 03, 2013
Draft Pig Code of Practice for Public Comment
CANADA – The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) have launched the public comment period on the draft Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs. ...
Friday, May 31, 2013
Report Highlights Consequences of Intensive Farming Practices
US - The intensification of modern farming is an increasing hazard for human health. That is the stark message of a new report released by Compassion in World Farming and the World Society for the Protection...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Livestock Producers Encouraged to Discuss How Farm Animals are Raised
CANADA - The chair of the Provincial Animal Care Committee says it's important for livestock producers to become more involved in demonstrating to the public how they raise and care for farm animals, writes...
Monday, May 27, 2013
EC Invites Opinions on Ending Boar Castration
EU - A study and economic analysis of the costs and benefits of ending surgical castration of pigs have been initiated by the European Commission (EC)....
Both Houses Pass Animal Health, Welfare Bill
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced that that the Animal Health & Welfare Bill has now been passed by both houses of the Oireachtas and will be...
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Tips to Keep Sows Eating Through Summer
US - Heat stress can have a major impact on sow performance and longevity and sows may feel heat stressed at temperatures lower than one might think. ...
Once Innovations Animal Specific LED Lighting Systems for Swine Facilities
US - Once Innovations, the leader in lighting designed for the agricultural industry, has introduced its latest AgriShift MLS 14 Watt Swine Light. ...
Achieving High Productivity Under Group-housing Systems
UK - In many countries throughout the world pig producers are coming under increasing pressure to house their pigs under welfare-friendly systems. Much of this has focussed on the sow. ...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Simplicity the Way Forward
UK - The first steps have been taken towards simplifying the Red Tractor Pigs standards for both producers and auditors....
Monday, May 20, 2013
More Communication Among Producers Helps Answer Consumer Questions
CANADA - The chair of the Provincial Animal Care Committee says, by sharing information on the latest trends in animal welfare, livestock producers will be better positioned to answer the public's questions...
Animal Welfare Panel Formed at Tyson
US - Tyson Foods has named more than a dozen Animal Well-Being Advisory Panel Members to help guide the Company's FarmCheck programme. ...
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Profit and Welfare Crucial for Pig and Poultry
UK - The pig and poultry sectors have invested millions on new welfare systems and it is essential that these farmers can now run their businesses at a profit, NFU President Peter Kendall told the industry...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Managing Pig Health: Second Edition Nears Release
UK - Managing Pig Health, a reference for the farm, offers a fresh and comprehensive guide to practical veterinary information for pig farmers, veterinarians and technologists around the world....
New Jersey Legislature Passes Pig Gestation Stall Bill
US - New Jersey Senate and Assembly Applauded for Votes to Prohibit Inhumane Confinement of Breeding Pigs in Gestation Crates ...
Friday, May 10, 2013
Participation Encouraged During Code Comment Period
CANADA - The chair of the National Farm Animal Care Council's Pig Code Development Committee is encouraging broad public participation during the public comment period for a proposed updated Canadian Pig...
Producers Urged to Focus on Advantages of Group Housing
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre is encouraging pork producers to focus on the advantages offered by group housing as they consider moving away the use of gestation stalls, writes Bruce...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
AMI Releases Video Tour of Pork Plant
US - The American Meat Institute (AMI) has released a video tour of a pork processing plant, hosted by animal welfare expert, Dr Temple Grandin....
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Light Shed on Costs of Proposed Changes to Pig Code of Practice
CANADA - The president and CEO of the Prairie Swine Centre says an economic analysis will shed light on the anticipated costs of complying with a proposed updated Canadian Pig Code of Practice, Bruce Cochrane...
Dutch Move Away from Castrating Boar Pigs
EU - Around half of Dutch male pigs are not castrated - a much higher proportion than in some other member states....
Monday, May 06, 2013
Pig Farmers Need Growth to Reduce Britain's Import Bill
UK - Britain needs to see a 'gentle and gradual' renewal of its pig industry, leading to more efficient food production and a reduction in the nation's food import bill, says the National Pig Association....
Major Grocery Chains Pledge Action on Gestation Stalls
CANADA - Canada’s major grocery chains say they will move toward buying pork products from farms that use more humane practices by 2022....
BPEX Reports Online Data Entry Up and Running
UK - The introduction of the Real Welfare programme has reached another milestone with a web portal going live to allow vets to submit data from the paper forms....
Thursday, May 02, 2013
New Software Assists in Designing Barn Conversions to Group Housing
CANADA - New software developed by the University of Manitoba will help pork producers planning to move from stall housing of gestating sows to group housing design the system that will best fit their...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
CPC Sees Opportunity in Sow Housing
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council views the commitment made by the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) on Sow Housing as an opportunity for productive dialogue between farmers and retailers. ...
Revised Pig Code of Practice to be Released for Public Comment
CANADA - The National Farm Animal Care Council reports a revised Pig Code of Practice will be released for public comment on 1 June, writes Bruce Cochrane....
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