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09 May 2014
Zinc Content in Animal Feed Reduced
EU - The European Food Safety Authority is proposing a reduction of the maximum permitted content of zinc in feed for all animal species....
Connecticut Legislature Defends Family Farmers
US - America’s pork producers yesterday (8 May) expressed gratitude for the Connecticut General Assembly’s fortitude in standing with local family farmers and defeating legislation that would have...
08 May 2014
Australian Pork Industry Calls for Origin Labelling Reform
AUSTRALIA - The pork industry says confusing and unfair labelling laws make it impossible for consumers to choose local ham and bacon, even if they want to....
01 May 2014
Pig Code of Practice Changes Revolve Around Sow Stall Conversion
CANADA - The president and CEO of the Prairie Swine Centre says the biggest change to Canada's Pig Code of Practice revolves around housing for gestating sows....
30 April 2014
Animal Welfare Took Centre Stage on World Veterinary Day
GLOBAL – Leading animal welfare experts united on 26 April as part of World Veterinary Day, which this year focused on the role of veterinarians in animal welfare and World Organisation for Animal Health...
Pork Checkoff Updates Transport Quality Assurance Programme
US - Since 2001, the pork industry's Transport Quality Assurance programme (TQA) has promoted responsible practices when handling and transporting pigs. In that time, TQA has undergone five revisions -...
29 April 2014
Win-win Situation for Pigs, Producers and Society
US - The president and CEO of the Prairie Swine Centre says Canada's updated Pig Code of Practice creates a win win situation for the animals, for the pork producer and for society in general, according...
28 April 2014
'Spy in the Sty' Research Yields Big Benefits
UK - A product heralding a major breakthrough in pig management will be launched at the British Pig and Poultry Fair. The In-pen Voluntary Access Scale — a growth sensor — will enable farmers to ‘see’...
Enhancement of Marketing Position for Canadian Pork Expected
CANADA - The chair of the National Farm Animal Care Council's Pig Code Development Committee is confident Canada's new Pig Code of Practice will help boost the international marketing position for Canadian...
24 April 2014
Event Showcases Broad Benefits of Precision Farming for Pig and Poultry
UK - With data set to be one of the most important management tools on farm, the Royal Agricultural Society of England will be advising visitors at the British Pig and Poultry Fair in May on the collection,...
23 April 2014
Iowa Swine Day to Tackle Topics of Interest to Pork Industry
US - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus, food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity will be some of the pressing topics covered 26 June at the third annual Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University....
Swine Traceability Expected to Provide Various Advantages
CANADA - The introduction of Swine Traceability is expected to give Canada's pork industry an advantage in terms of animal disease response, food safety and market access, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Pig Welfare Aid Amounts to BGN20 Million
BULGARIA - Tatyana Angelova, Deputy Executive Director of the State Aid directorate and the SAPARD programme at the State Fund Agriculture (SFA), announced that the first tranche of financial aid for welfare...
22 April 2014
Canada's Revised Pig Code of Practice Well Accepted
CANADA - The chair of the National Farm Animal Care Council's Pig Code Development Committee reports reaction to Canada's revised Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs has been positive, writes...
17 April 2014
Achieving Higher Animal Welfare Standards in EU
ANALYSIS - A five-year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products from animals to be from higher welfare regimes across Europe....
16 April 2014
New Handbook on Managing Group-housed Sows from Pork CRC
AUSTRALIA - Pork CRC offers advice for successful group housing of sows....
McDonald's Franchisee to Phase out Sow Stalls in Latin America
LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN - McDonald's restaurant operator, Arcos Dorados, is to set out plans to source pig meat from group-housed sows within the next two years....
14 April 2014
Updated Advice on Lidocaine for Pain Relief in Pigs
US - The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) has provided further information on the use of lidocaine for pain relief in pigs....
UK Pig Industry Discusses Threat of Exotic Diseases
UK - Exotic diseases are threatening the UK pig industry from all sides and a special roundtable was attended by nearly 50 people to look at how to deal with these threats....
Freedom Food Launches New Online Suppliers Directory
UK - It is often easy to over-engineer the solution to a problem or a challenge, but for Freedom Food – the only UK assurance and food labelling scheme dedicated solely to improving farm animal welfare...
Green Party Prioritises Action against 'Factory Farming', Live Animal Exports
UK - Top of the Green Party's manifesto priorities for the May elections is action against mega-farms and 'factory farming'; it also aims to ban live animal exports and put greater regulation on animal...
11 April 2014
Welfare Inspections Ahead for Danish Pig Farms
DENMARK - The food minister is showing his determination to improve pig welfare by announcing farm inspections to ensure that adequate rooting and enrichment material is being provided to comply with EU...
Pork Producers Hopeful Tentative Agreement Ends Ban on New Barns
CANADA - Manitoba's pork producers are hoping a tentative agreement with the provincial government will end the moratorium on new swine barn construction or expansion in Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
10 April 2014
Wageningen University Finds Ways to Combat Food Fraud
NETHERLANDS - Food fraud has always taken place and there are incidents on a regular basis. To combat food fraud more effectively, information is required on which factors play a role in the vulnerability...
08 April 2014
Increased Dietary Fibre Helps Reduce Aggression Among Group Housed Sows
CANADA - A nutritionist with the Prairie Swine Centre reports boosting the fibre content of the diets fed to group housed sows during gestation can help reduce levels of hunger related aggression....
07 April 2014
New Figures Expose Myth of Mis-stunning in UK Abattoirs
UK - Animals in British slaughterhouses are correctly stunned before slaughter in over 99 per cent of cases, according to official figures released by the Government....
German Ag Ministers Call for End to Financing Extreme Confinement of Farm Animals
GERMANY - The Conference of German State Agriculture Ministers adopted a resolution calling on the German federal government to ensure that International Finance Institutions meet or exceed European Union...
02 April 2014
Use of Lidocaine in Pigs for Pain Mitigation
US - The swine veterinarians' association offers its view on the use of lidocaine to relieve pain in pigs following castration and tail-docking....
Danish Pig Producers Sign up for Welfare Plan
DENMARK - Danish agriculture minister Dan Jorgensen has agreed to new pig welfare targets with producers, vets and animal welfare campaigners....
27 March 2014
New Plans for European Organic Farming
EU - Maintaining consumer confidence, maintaining producer confidence and making it easier for farmers to switch to organics are the main objectives of a new EU Regulation on organic production and the...
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