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Friday, August 01, 2014
Feed Found to be Unsuitable Dustbathing Material for Hens
GERMANY - Rather than providing the desired effect of improving plumage condition, dustbathing in feed particles increases the build-up of lipids on feathers, according to a new study at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut....
Science and Business Boost Chicken’s Immune System
CANADA - The connection between science and business is an important one and one that’s gaining credence through the Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Graduate Scholarship program....
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Study Examines Animal Welfare Views, Meat Purchasing Choices
US - A new consumer survey by Purdue University shows many consumers gain knowledge of livestock and poultry welfare from animal rights organisations. ...
More Farm Animal Welfare Inspections in UK Last Year
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) inspected more farms in the UK in 2013 to assess animal welfare than the year before....
Antibiotic Ban Petition Supported by Green Party
UK - The Green Party in the UK is calling on members and supporters to sign the petition produced by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics, calling for a ban on the routine use of antibiotics in farmed animals....
Bill Gates Visits New Avian Research Laboratory
UK - Bill Gates has visited the Easter Bush Campus to hear about research to improve the health and welfare of people and farm animals worldwide. The facilities and research he saw receive funding from BBSRC....
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Study Examines Feeding for Better Broiler Breeder Welfare
CANADA - Skip-a-day feeding and/or dietary supplementation with a bulking material or appetite suppressant from 10 to 36 weeks of age improved feather scores in broiler breeder females, which indicates less stereotypical behaviour, according to scientists....
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Study Looks at Broiler Activity and Leg Health
MEXICO - Encouraging broilers to be more active did not reduce growth but had little beneficial effect on their leg health in two experiments, Mexican researchers report, although it did affect the birds' behaviour....
Friday, July 25, 2014
Future of Farm Animal Welfare Explored at Symposium
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 in farm animal welfare and the welfare of...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Dutch Animal Welfare Researcher Recognised with 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....
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Successful Breeder Management All in the Details
US - "How do we optimize egg production? We all know that a lot of things have to fall into place... programmes such as housing and nutrition, but the biggest factor is understanding the reproductive system in both male and female breeders," remarked...
Eurogroup Urges Parliament to Ban Force Feeding of Ducks, Geese
EU - Eurogroup for animals is shocked that every Member of the European Parliament received last week a gift from several organisations....
Friday, July 11, 2014
Free Online Course on Animal Welfare Starts on Monday
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)....
New Royal College Project Examines Chicken's Gait
UK - Professor John Hutchinson of the Royal Veterinary College has been awarded £50,000 by Cobb Europe Ltd to work on 'Biomechanical simulations of chicken gait to inspire and inform artificial selection on measurable anatomical traits in chicken breeding'....
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Weekly Overview: Improving Prospects for Poultry Industries in Russia, South Africa
GLOBAL - Russian poultrymeat output in April reached a record, while the industry in South Africa has received a boost since duties were imposed on imports from Europe. Perhaps it is no coincidence that EU chicken exports are forecast to fall in the coming...
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Finnish Broiler Study Shows High Standards with Voluntary Codes
FINLAND - Meat processor, HKScan, has completed a detailed study of its Finnish broiler production chain, which reveals high standards of excellence achieved with voluntary actions that exceed the statutory requirements....
Monday, July 07, 2014
Animal Welfare Expert Considers Whole Animal
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 and social psychology and anthropology into the study...
On-farm Duck, Chicken Abattoir Gains Approval
AUSTRALIA - A shire council has granted a Western Australia farmer approval for an on-farm poultry abattoir, set to minimise the distance between production and processing....
Friday, July 04, 2014
Welfare of Scotland's Game Birds Approved
SCOTLAND, UK - The inspections last year found generally good welfare among game birds but some suggestions for improvement were noted....
Monday, June 30, 2014
How Improving Welfare Can Improve Profits
ANALYSIS - Animal welfare has moved up the agenda for livestock production and companies are now embracing the concept and wanting to understand new solutions to improving conditions for animals bred for food....
Welfare Group Alleges Abuse at US Broiler Farm
US - Compassion Over Killing has released film made by one of its investigators who wore a hidden camera while working at a North Carolina chicken factory that supplies Pilgrim’s Corp. ...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Supermarket Shelves Still Filled with Fast-reared Factory Chicken
NETHERLANDS - Despite pledges to reduce their reliance on fast-reared factory chickens, supermarket shelves are still dominated by their meat, according to animal rights group Wakker Dier....
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Fly, Odour Issues Lead to Notice to Harayana Poultry Farms
INDIA - Humane Society International-India (HIS-India) has welcomed Haryana Pollution Control Board’s notice to 10 poultry egg farms and stop operations to 11 others in Panchkula, Haryana, writes Jagdish Kumar....
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
New US Campaign for Better Food Labelling
US - A new national poll reveals a consumer mandate for better food production practices and Consumer Reports has launched a campaign to end the 'natural' label in favour of one that underscores a more sustainable system....
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
WORLD MEAT CONGRESS: Global Meat Sector Needs to Demonstrate Its Sustainability
CHINA - The global meat sector is more and more under public scrutiny and it need to demonstrate to consumers that is embraces sustainable practices and takes animal welfare into account....
 
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