ThePigSite.com - news, features, articles and disease information for the swine industry

Pig Industry News By Category: Pig Welfare
Search:
Section:
Show results in:
06 August 2014
Poland, Baltics Agree Measures to Combat ASF
EU - Officials from the Baltic states and Poland have agreed on measures to combat the spread of the deadly African Swine Fever (ASF)....
Weaned Pigs Perform Well on High Canola Meal Diet
CANADA - The latest canola meal research published in the Journal of Animal Science demonstrates high growth performance in weaned pigs fed a diet high in canola meal....
New Outbreak of African Swine Fever on Latvian Farm
LATVIA - African swine fever has been confirmed on a pig farm in south-eastern Latvia. ...
05 August 2014
Fair Pigs Tested Positive for Influenza in North Dakota
US - The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) received results from the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirming that three pigs exhibited...
04 August 2014
More African Swine Fever in Polish Wild Boar
POLAND - Two new cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been detected in wild boar in the Podlaskie region of eastern Poland, which borders Belarus....
31 July 2014
New Purdue Study Examines Pig Welfare Views, Pork Purchasing Choices
US - A new consumer survey by Purdue University shows many consumers gain knowledge of livestock and poultry welfare from animal rights organisations. A significant number of respondents reported they...
More Government Inspections of UK Farm Animal Welfare
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) inspected more farms in the UK in 2013 to assess animal welfare than the year before....
New Livestock Land Transport Laws Enforced from 1 August 2014
AUSTRALIA - The six month grace period for new livestock transport requirements introduced in January expires this Friday....
US Restrict Imports of Fresh Pork, Products from Mexico
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) APHIS is proposing to amend the regulations governing the importation of animals and animal products to define a low-risk classical swine fever region in Mexico...
29 July 2014
PED Can Be Eliminated from Canadian Swine Herd
CANADA - The manager of the Canadian Swine Health Intelligence Network remains hopeful PED can be eliminated from the Canadian swine herd, writes Bruce Cochrane....
25 July 2014
Symposium Explores Future of Farm Animal Welfare
UK - CABI, together with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, held a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of Ruth Harrison’s influential Animal Machines – a book that heralded an entire movement...
Value of Canada's Consensus Based Approach to Animal Welfare
CANADA - The associate executive director of the Canadian Pork Council says Canada's updated Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs has shown the value of Canada's consensus based approach...
23 July 2014
Floor Type Affects Gait Development in Pigs
UK - Changes in the gait patterns of growing pigs is not affected by the floor surface they are reared on....
22 July 2014
£18 Million of Agri-Tech Funding for UK-led Projects
UK - The Agri-Tech Catalyst, in which BBSRC is a major investor, has awarded 15 agricultural innovation projects a share of £18 million to help accelerate agricultural innovation and their commercial...
21 July 2014
Dutch Welfare Researcher Receives Humane Slaughter Award
GLOBAL - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) has announced the winner of its 2014 award for significant advances in humane slaughter as Dr Bert Lambooij of Wageningen University....
Dunbia Earns Visit from International Expert on Animal Welfare
UK - Leading meat processor Dunbia has hosted a visit by world renowned animal behaviour and welfare expert Dr Temple Grandin PhD at their Sawley plant....
18 July 2014
Alleged Pig Neglect on State Farm
SOUTH AFRICA - Pigs at a state-owned farm near Hartbeesfontein have been mistreated, the DA claimed....
16 July 2014
Readership Awarded to Pig Behaviourist in Scotland
SCOTLAND - A readership has been awarded to SRUC expert on animal behaviour and aggressiveness, Dr Simon Turner....
15 July 2014
Harrisvaccines Wins National Hog Farmer’s Producer’s Choice Award at 2014 World Pork Expo
US - Ames, Iowa-based animal vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, was announced as the recipient of the 2014 World Pork Expo New Product Tour Producer’s Choice Award....
14 July 2014
Weekly Overview: Pig Health and Welfare in the Age of Communication
GLOBAL - In the last week, there has been new of a smartphone app that is helping to improve the communication of animal disease issues in Uganda, and a free online course on animal welfare has attracted...
11 July 2014
Free Online Course Offered on Animal Welfare
SCOTLAND - A free online course that offers people the chance to learn more about the ethics and science of animal welfare begins on Monday (14 July)....
Leading Pig Welfare Researchers Receive Awards
UK & CANADA - The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) awarded two medals for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Science at its recent meeting to Professor Mike Mendl of the University...
10 July 2014
Welfare Campaigners Highlight Illegal Pig Farming in EU
EU - Illegal pig farming in the EU is now so rife that the industry’s publications are packed with photos of farms clearly in breach of the law, according to a UK-based welfare campaigning organisation....
07 July 2014
Weekly Overview: How to Cut Pig Feeding Costs, New Approach to Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - Precision feeding offers opportunities for significant feed savings in both the breeding and feeding herds, according to two speakers at a recent conference in the UK. Other research publicised...
Consider the Whole Animal in Welfare, Says Scientist
ANALYSIS - Dr Francoise Wemelsfelder, animal behaviourist and welfare scientist, has developed scientific approaches for the study of animals as whole beings, bringing insights from philosophy of mind...
Canada's Pig Welfare Chair on Tour
CANADA - The candidate to lead the programme for a National Chair in Swine Welfare - Dr Sandra Edwards from the UK - has been meeting members of the pig industry across Canada....
Pig Farming Basics in Lithuanian, Russian, Romanian, Polish
UK - To help pig farmers overcome the initial language problems with new staff, a series of basic guidelines for foreign workers are available from BPEX....
04 July 2014
US Initiates Discussion on Pig Welfare, Sustainability in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is taking a proactive approach on animal welfare and sustainability in its discussion with importers in South Korea....
03 July 2014
Demonstrators Target NZ Pork Board over Pig Cruelty
NEW ZEALAND - Following the recent exposé of cruelty on a pig farm, animal advocacy group SAFE plans to confront the New Zealand Pork Board with a protest outside their head office in Wellington. SAFE...
02 July 2014
Tail-docking on EU Agenda This Week
EU - The European Commission is producing guidance for farmers and regulators on manipulable materials and tail-biting. Its draft guidance will be discussed at a meeting in Brussels this week....
 8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17 
News By Advertiser
News By Country
News By Category

Our Sponsors

Partners


Seasonal Picks

Finishing Pigs - Old Pond Publishing