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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
BRF Adopts New Animal Welfare Practices
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat and food processor BRF has joined forces with international animal welfare organisation, World Animal Protection, to improve animal welfare practices in its supply and production chain....
Thursday, November 20, 2014
US Poultry Company Calls Abuse Video 'Inaccurate'
US - Koch Foods has stressed that it strictly adheres to USDA regulations and animal welfare guidelines from the National Chicken Council and has described the latest video from Mercy for Animals as "inaccurate"....
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Growing Demand for Poultry Training Certificate in Australia
AUSTRALIA - There is growing demand for a Certificate III in Agriculture (Poultry) course that covers hen welfare, food safety and other important elements of egg farming....
Monday, November 17, 2014
Alarming Rise of Antibiotic Resistance in Europe
EU - Antibiotic resistance has increased in the past years to the point that now constitutes a serious risk to public health....
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
New Study on Animal Welfare Legislation
GLOBAL - Increasingly, but to different extents, consumers throughout the world want assurances that the meat and dairy products they are buying are safe to eat, nutritious and of good quality....
Animal Welfare and Sustainability Inextricably Linked
GLOBAL - Animal production and animal welfare are inextricably linked with ethical, political, economic, environmental and social issues, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)....
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Newcastle Disease Detected in St Helena
ST HELENA - There have been seven new outbreaks of Newcastle disease in St Helena affecting the New Ground and Half Tree Hollow areas. ...
Beak Trimming to be Banned by 2018
NETHERLANDS - Beak trimming will be banned from 1 September 2018. What does this mean for the poultry industry? ...
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Weekly Overview: Poultry Welfare: Bringing Together Theory and Practice
GLOBAL - The news this week on poultry welfare includes a new study on the causes and prevention of feather pecking and a study on welfare teaching across the EU. Australian free-range poultry farmers are being given the opportunity to steer future research...
Research into the Prevention of Severe Feather Pecking
THE NETHERLANDS - Wageningen University is looking into what farmers can do to prevent Severe Feather Pecking (SFP) in laying hens when beak-trimming is banned....
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Study Reveals Differences in Animal Welfare Training across Europe
EU - According to a new study, the main differences in farm animal welfare education across Europe seem to be in the reduced number of hours of education, less interactive teaching and fewer courses in English available to students outside the North West...
UK Vets Say Consumers Should Know about Slaughter Methods
UK - Nine out of 10 vets say consumers should be better informed about slaughter methods, according to a new survey from the British Veterinary Association (BVA)....
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Optimising the Welfare of Free Range Hens in Australia
AUSTRALIA - Research by Poultry CRC builds on previous work to provide scientific evidence as to whether stocking density is important to layer welfare in free range systems. It will also examine how environmental enrichment may interact with stocking...
Monday, October 27, 2014
Poultry Body Defends UK Chicken Production Methods
UK - The British Poultry Council (BPC) explains that most UK poultry meat comes from birds reared under assurance schemes that stipulate standards for the care of the birds in the country....
Thursday, October 23, 2014
British Vets Question Health, Welfare of Free-range Chickens
UK - A recent newspaper report highlights the welfare issues that can also affect free-range hens, according to Zoetis. ...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship Available
UK - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for an Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship to enable a promising veterinary graduate to undertake a three-year programme of research leading to a PhD degree....
Friday, October 17, 2014
Putting Sustainability into Action Today
US - So how can commercial poultry producers make their poultry-health programs more sustainable - ethically, environmentally and economically?, asks Zoetis....
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Alternatives to Killing Male Day-old Chicks Explored at Wageningen
NETHERLANDS - For finding alternatives for the killing of male day-old chicks, research shows a number of leads but no method is ready to be applied in practice. This was the conclusion of a symposium organised by Wageningen UR on 8 September. ...
Monday, October 13, 2014
Ebola Threatens Global Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO has launched a new programme to urgently assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect the Ebola epidemic is having on rural economies,...
Friday, October 10, 2014
Zagreb to Host Symposium on Food Animal Welfare around Slaughter
CROATIA - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is holding its 'International Symposium 2015: Recent Advances II' on food animal welfare during transport, marketing and slaughter in Zagreb on 16 and 17 July 2015. ...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Upcoming Meeting on Animal Welfare at End of Life
US - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will host the 'Humane Endings' symposium on the euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation of animals near Chicago on 3 to 5 November 2014....
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Educational Poultry Videos Released
GLOBAL - The videos, from the World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA), are prepared for self study of technical staff and for use in training sessions....
Monday, October 06, 2014
New Outbreak of Newcastle Disease in Sweden
SWEDEN - There has been one new outbreak of Newcastle disease confirmed in the Ostergotlands Lan region of Sweden. ...
Roosters Crowing Create Noise Complaint in Australia
AUSTRALIA - An Alice Springs woman has threatened court action against the local council to prevent them from evicting roosters from her suburban back yard after 13 noise complaints from her neighbours....
Friday, October 03, 2014
European Livestock Sector Collaborates on Sustainable Development
DENMARK - Research in technology and biology provides new development opportunities for European livestock farming, delegates to the recent European Association of Animal Production (EAAP) conference heard in Copenhagen....
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