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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 animals...
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....
Register for International Symposium on Sustainable Poultry Production
UK - The early registration deadline for this conference on the sustainability of European poultry production closes on 30 June. ...
Monday, June 16, 2014
WORLD MEAT CONGRESS: Animal Welfare to be New Moral Trade Barrier
ANALYSIS - Animal welfare issues could become a new trade barrier following a landmark ruling by the World Trade Organisation, writes Chris Harris from the World Meat Congress in Beijing....
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Positive Response to UK Non-stun Slaughter Petition
UK - The campaign to end non-stun slaughter in the UK and provide consumers with better information about the welfare of animals at slaughter has received a positive response from Government Ministers....
Calls to Develop National Standard for Free Range Eggs
AUSTRALIA - State and territory governments will tomorrow (13 June) be asked to agree to develop a national code for free-range eggs in a bid to stamp out misleading marketing and misinformation about the welfare of chickens. ...
Alltech Introduces Dutch Roundel Farm in Kentucky
US - Animal nutrition company, Alltech, is planning to build the first Roundel layer farm in the US, says Vencomatic. ...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Outcome Measures Drive Producer Profitability, Sustainable Practices
ANALYSIS - Farmers are seeing the value of switching to outcome measures to increase profitability as part of building on their sustainable farming practices. ...
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Weekly Overview: OIE Sets New Animal Health Standards, Bidding War for US Meat Processor
GLOBAL - The World Organisation for Animal Health has set new standards for animal health at its recent World Assembly celebrating its 90th anniversary. US meat processor, Hillshire Foods, has become an acquisition target for both Pilgrim's Pride (JBS)...
New Panel to Advise on Animal Health and Welfare in Wales
WALES, UK - Natural Resources Minister, Alun Davies, has appointed a group of specialists to support the development and introduction of a new Animal Health and Welfare Framework for Wales....
 
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