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Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Other Sectors Should Copy Pigs, Says Welfare Committee
UK - Using a farm's own vet to carry out Real Welfare assessments exposes farm assurance to a charge of bias, according to government's Farm Animal Welfare Committee....
Interest Builds in Extending Sow Longevity to Improve Profitability
CANADA - The manager of contract research with the Prairie Swine Centre says pork producers are becoming more interested in strategies designed to extend the longevity of the breeding sow, according to...
EU-Korea Trade Agreement Includes Animal Welfare
EU & SOUTH KOREA - Eurogroup for Animals has welcomed the inclusion of animal welfare references in the context of implementation of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement. This is the result of the participation...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Anuga 2013: VION Contributes to Improved Animal Welfare
GERMANY - VION takes a lead in improving animal welfare at Anuga 2013. ...
Food Dialogues: Animal Welfare - Beyond the Hype
ANALYSIS - Following the Food Dialogues discussion held in Columbia, Missouri, on livestock handling and animal welfare, a panel of experts from FAI Farms, based in Europe and South America, offered their...
Monday, October 07, 2013
New Euthanasia Device Attracts Pork Producers', Processors' Attention
CANADA - Farm and Food Care Ontario reports a new euthanasia device has captured the attention of both pork producers and processors, Bruce Cochrane writes....
Commission Urged to Deliver New Framework for Animal Welfare Law
EU - On World Animal Day (Friday, 4 October), a symbolic day for all animals and their supporters, Eurogroup for Animals presented the European Commission with its detailed demands for a future animal...
Government Committee Calls for More Real Welfare
UK - Assurance schemes should step up their use of Real Welfare-type auditing, according to a new report by government's Farm Animal Welfare Committee. ...
Friday, October 04, 2013
Committee Links Farm Assurance Schemes with Animal Welfare
UK - The Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) has published its Review of the implications for animal welfare of farm assurance schemes. ...
Thursday, October 03, 2013
National Sow Housing Conversion Project Underway
CANADA - The National Sow Housing Conversion Project is underway. Two pilot barns that were identified from a number of applicants from Saskatchewan and Manitoba have entered into the first stages of the...
Campaign Group Calls for Production System Labelling in Canada
CANADA - The majority of Canadians want clearer animal welfare labels, according to Humane Society International/Canada, which is calling on the country's regulatory agency to require clear, mandatory...
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Abattoir Closure in Victoria Causes Concern
AUSTRALIA - A programme aired by ABC Landline has raised serious concerns in the lead up to the closure of the Giles Trafalgar abattoir....
Call for Papers for Animal Welfare Conference
UK - The first call has been made for papers for the UFAW conference, 'Recent advances in animal welfare science IV', which will be held in York on 26 June 2014....
Monday, September 30, 2013
Germany Bans Piglet Castration Without Anaesthesia from 2019
GERMANY - The castration of piglets without anaesthesia was extended until the end of 2018 in order to give producers enough time to make adjustments, according to recently published paper....
Friday, September 27, 2013
Sustainable Livestock Production Possible
UK - New research advocates use of pastures with shrubs and trees as it is more sustainable, improving animal welfare and increasing biodiversity. ...
Welfare Group Loses Court Case
US - After spending significant amounts of donor dollars, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was dealt a significant loss in US District Court on Wednesday (25 September). ...
Campaigners Disappointed by EU Policy Compromise
EU - Eurogroup has expressed disappointment with the compromise agreed upon between the European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament on the CAP reform which will have a direct impact on...
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Osborne Industries Awarded Patent for Safety Gate
US - Osborne Industries has been awarded a patent for the unique Safety By-Pass Gate for its automated pig weighing and sorting system....
EU Parliament Rejects Simplification of Pig Meat Inspections
EU - Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee of a motion for a resolution rejecting the European Commission’s draft regulation to simplify pig...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Event at European Parliament Highlights Plight of Pigs
EU - Yesterday, at the European Parliament, English actress and campaigner Joanna Lumley, briefed Members of the European Parliament in Brussels on the plight of pigs in the European Union and the widespread...
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Common Pig Ventilation Problems Solved with Simple Changes
UK - BPEX has highlighted the most commonly occurring problems with pig unit ventilation and helped identify ways to rectify them. ...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Changes to Real Welfare Assessment Protocols
UK - A Real Welfare Protocol Review Group, consisting of producers, vets and members of the industry, was formed on 9 September 2013....
Five Freedoms Key for Sow Housing Systems
CANADA - The director of veterinary services with the Progressive Group of Companies suggests the use of gestation stalls for housing pregnant sows offers both advantages and disadvantages, according to...
Friday, September 20, 2013
Scottish Project Targets Tail Docking
UK - A project involving Scotland's Rural Colleage and other institutions was luanched earlier this month, aiming to end tail-docking of pigs....
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Rooting Pigs are Happy Pigs
GERMANY - Pigs that can root lively generally feel happy as pigs in muck, according to Big Dutchman. ...
Friday, September 13, 2013
High-welfare Programme Now Covers One Billion Farm Animals
US - The American Humane Certified™ programme ensures humane treatment of almost 10 per cent of animals on nation's farms and ranches. ...
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Challenges Remain after Pig Health, Welfare Report Launch
UK - Much has been achieved since the launch of the 20:20 Pig Health and Welfare Strategy in 2011 but there are still many challenges to be faced. This is the verdict in the annual report of the Pig Health...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Pig Health and Welfare Report Published
UK - Much has been achieved since the launch of the 20:20 Pig Health and Welfare Strategy in 2011 but there are still many challenges to be faced is the verdict in the annual report of the Pig Health and...
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Pig Committee Committed to Consensus on Final Pig Code of Practice
CANADA - The general manager of the National Farm Animal Care Council says its Pig Code Development Committee remains committed to reaching consensus on a final updated Code of practice for the Care and...
Friday, August 23, 2013
Livestock Forum Set to Go Social
AUSTRALIA - In continuing to engage more closely with producers, the Victorian Farmers Federation’s Livestock Group will kick off a series of open forums – beginning in Hamilton this September. ...
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