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26 March 2014
Connecticut Stands up for Family Hog Farmers’ Rights
US - The National Pork Producers Council thanked the Senate Environment Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly for standing with local Connecticut farmers by defeating a measure banning the use...
25 March 2014
Government Advisor Explores Role of Science in Farming
ANALYSIS - Modern farming needs modern scientific techniques, engineering, technology and social science....
Strong Demand for Better Welfare of EU Pigs
EU - Yesterday (24 March), Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) handed in the signatures of an incredible 475,576 concerned EU citizens who have called on the European Commission to ensure laws are enforced...
24 March 2014
Changing PRRS Pattern in the Midwest
US - The 2013-2014 Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) epidemic season continues to be surprisingly different, according to Dr Steven Tousignant, Veterinary Population Medicine at the...
20 March 2014
Agreement for Improved Welfare of Danish Pigs
DENMARK - A new agreement for improving pig welfare standards has been reached between the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Dan Jørgensen, and organisations with an interest in pig...
Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Prionics
GLOBAL - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has this week announced the completed acquisition of Prionics AG, a privately held animal health diagnostics company. ...
19 March 2014
Research Council Celebrates 20 Years of Advances in Animal Welfare
UK - BBSRC has supported world-leading bioscience for over two decades. For its 20th anniversary, the Research Council will be exploring a variety of ways that BBSRC helps to deliver impact from research,...
18 March 2014
Updated Animal Health Surveillance Announced
ENGLAND & WALES - Details have been announced about the updated approach to veterinary scanning surveillance in a programme called ‘Surveillance 2014’....
12 March 2014
UK Evaluates National Pig Disease Preparedness Exercise
UK - AHVLA has published an ‘evaluation and lessons identified’ report on Exercise Walnut, the UK’s Classical Swine Fever (CSF) exercise which took place in 2013....
Revised Pig Code Offers Best Outcomes for Animals, Industry
CANADA - The Chair of the National Farm Animal Care Council's Pig Code Development Committee says Canada's updated Pig Code of Practice offers the best possible outcome for our animals and our industry,...
11 March 2014
Updated Pig Code Sets Canada Apart on Animal Welfare
CANADA - The Chair of National Farm Animal Care Council's Pig Code Development Committee says Canada's updated Pig Code of Practice sets Canada apart in terms of how it care for its animals, according...
Manitoba Pork Supports Updated Pig Welfare Code
CANADA - The updated Code of Practice on pig welfare is just one more link in a chain of continuous improvement, says Manitoba Pork Council....
10 March 2014
Weekly Overview: End in Sight for Sow Stalls in Canada
GLOBAL - Canada has a new Code of Practice on pig welfare that spells the end of sow stalls as well as including new standards for pain control and environment enrichment, writes Jackie Linden. It has...
Updated Code of Practice on Pig Welfare Explained
CANADA - The National Farm Animal Care Council has released its updated Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs in Canada, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Alberta Pork Reacts to New Pig Code of Practice
CANADA - After years of planning and research, the new Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs was made public last week (6 March). While the work of revising the code may have ended, the greater...
07 March 2014
Canada's Pork Producers Commit to Group Housing, Pain Relief, Enrichment
CANADA – After three years of multi-stakeholder consultations and a 60-day public comment period that drew record-setting engagement for both diversity of perspective and number of comments, an updated...
Animal Welfare Group Responds to Canada's Ban on Sow Stalls
CANADA - Humane Society International/Canada welcomes the release of the ground-breaking new pork industry Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs, which includes a ban on continuously confining...
06 March 2014
Australia's Pig Breeders Abandon Sow Stalls
AUSTRALIA - More than 60 per cent of the country's sows are now kept in group housing systems, according to the results of a survey revealed at this week's ABARES Outlook conference this week....
Feeding Strategies Influence Aggression Levels in Group Housing
CANADA - A nutritionist with the Prairie Swine Centre reports the strategies used when feeding gestating sows in group housing situations can play significant role in reducing levels of aggression, Bruce...
04 March 2014
5m Publishing Expands Its Animal Care Coverage
UK - 5m Publishing is expanding its coverage of animal health and welfare beyond the farm gate....
03 March 2014
Animal Welfare Honours to Professors from Oxford, Cambridge
UK - Professor Marian Dawkins from the University of Oxford and Emeritus Professor Don Broom from Cambridge University are the first people to be honoured with the new Sir Patrick Moore Award by the RSPCA...
TV Campaigner Honoured for Work to Educate Public on Farm Animal Welfare
UK - TV farmer, Jimmy Doherty, has won an RSPCA award for helping to educate the public about farm animal welfare....
Forum to Explore Animal Welfare and the Law
UK - The forthcoming Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Discussion Forum will explore whether a legal muddle is causing unnecessary suffering to livestock. The Forum will take place in London on 12 May....
26 February 2014
Princess Royal Praises Collaborations to Safeguard Livestock
UK - Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal congratulated scientists at the Moredun Foundation and Moredun Research Institute for their collaborations with others across the world and for sharing knowledge...
25 February 2014
Netherlands Four-day Rule Brings Productivity Penalty
NETHERLANDS - Dutch farmers are up in arms over their government's gold-plating of European Union law....
24 February 2014
MEPs Criticised on Vote to Impose Animal Health, Welfare Inspection Costs
EU - Copa-Cogeca has expressed serious concerns about European Parliament's Environment Committee vote to impose a fee on farmers and agricultural cooperatives for the cost of inspections carried out by...
Panel Addresses Hidden Camera Investigation at Kentucky Hog Farm
US - A panel of farm animal care specialists created to analyse undercover video investigations at livestock farms has examined video from a hog farm in Kentucky. The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) created...
13 February 2014
Proposed Changes in Environmental Enrichment Potentially Problematic
CANADA - Red Tractor Assurance-Pigs suggests proposed changes to Canada's Pig Code of Practice in the area environmental enrichment have the potential of becoming problematic, Bruce Cochrane writes....
International Training Course on Alternatives to Pig Castration
SPAIN - Since 2010 The European Commission and representatives of the swine sector voluntarily agreed to abandon surgical castration of piglets before January 2018 (European Declaration on alternatives to...
10 February 2014
Producers Urged to Recapture the Dignity of Raising Animals
CANADA - Activists are using religion and children as two powerful tools to wage war against the livestock industry, and producers and their industry need to recapture the moral high ground in raising...
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