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19 October 2016
Pet Sitting for Backyard Poultry Growing in Popularity
GLOBAL - New survey results have shown that 85 per cent of pet sitters who offer livestock care now offer care for chickens....
18 October 2016
Over 1 Million Birds Killed by Hurricane Matthew on North Carolina's Poultry Farms
US - Initial reports show that North Carolina’s agricultural industries took a beating from the recent Hurricane Matthew....
14 October 2016
Largest McDonald’s Operator in Latin America to Source Cage-Free Eggs
LATIN AMERICA - The largest operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, has announced plans to switch to 100 per cent cage-free eggs in its supply chain by 2025....
30 September 2016
Free Range Welfare Scheme Changes Postponed After Farmers Raise Issues
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association has commended the decision of the RSPCA Assured welfare scheme to postpone the introduction of new welfare standards....
15 September 2016
Food Service Giant Compass Group Joins Cage-Free Egg Trend
GLOBAL - International contract caterer Compass Group PLC has announced a global commitment to go cage-free for all its shell and liquid egg supplies by 2025....
12 September 2016
McDonald’s UK Poultry Welfare Research Sheds Light on Smothering
UK - McDonald’s UK has unveiled the results of the second phase of a project examining the impact and causes of smothering in free range laying hens....
07 September 2016
G20 Challenged to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - A paper challenging global business leaders to recognise the complexity of the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge in humans and animals and the role of agriculture, has been circulated at the G20 Summit, which took place at Hangzhou, Zhejiang...
30 August 2016
Latin American Restaurant Chain Alsea Switches to Cage-Free Eggs
GLOBAL - Alsea, the largest restaurant operator in Latin America, announced it will switch to a 100 per cent cage-free eggs throughout its entire supply chain in Mexico, Latin America and Spain by 2025. ...
China Introduces First Humane Handling Rules for Poultry
CHINA - A local rule on the humane slaughter of chicken took effect in east China's Shandong Province on Monday, the first for poultry in China....
23 August 2016
Australian Restaurant Chain Goes Cage-Free, Egg Industry 'Disappointed'
AUSTRALIA - Fast food outlet Hungry Jack’s announced yesterday that it will cease using eggs from caged hens in its products immediately....
19 August 2016
Charity Urges Food Service Chains to Join Cage-Free Trend
UK - Animal welfare charity Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) has called on food service companies to follow the lead of major supermarkets and convert their egg supply chains to cage-free. ...
CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts
UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses is likely to cost between £150,000...
17 August 2016
Animal Welfare Activists Fight Fois Gras Production in US Courts
US - The Animal Legal Defense Fund has begun a District Court lawsuit against the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allowing fois gras into the nation's food supply....
12 August 2016
Tyson Foods Sacks Workers Over Chicken Abuse
US - One of the US's largest chicken processors, Tyson Foods, has responded to the latest undercover video targeting its facilities by firing some of its workers....
11 August 2016
Cargill Creates Zero Antibiotics Turkey Range
US - One of the US's biggest poultry producers, Cargill, has announced it will be removing antibiotics used for disease prevention purposes from some of its turkey supply chains....
Mexican Restaurant Chain First in Country to Go Cage-Free
MEXICO - Grupo Toks has become the first Mexican restaurant company to commit to a cage-free egg and crate-free pork supply chain....
03 August 2016
Project Horizon Helps Producers Transition to Antibiotic Free Production
ANALYSIS - Novus International launches Project Horizon, a commitment to helping producers navigate through the transition to antibiotic-free production. ...
02 August 2016
Zero Antibiotics Chicken Labelled 'Marketing Gimmick' by Sanderson Farms
US - One of the US's largest chicken producers, Sanderson Farms, has said its new advertising campaign aims to expose what it calls marketing gimmicks designed to mislead consumers and sell products at a higher price....
01 August 2016
Asda and Lidl Complete UK Cage-Free Revolution
UK - Commitments by Asda and Lidl supermarkets mean all the UK’s major supermarket chains have now either gone cage-free or have pledged to do so....
28 July 2016
Clear Labelling Needed to Avoid Consumer Confusion in Cage-Free Move
UK - Clear product labelling will be crucial as more retailers announce that they will stop selling eggs from enriched colony cage systems, the British Free Range Egg Producers Association (BFREPA) has said....
26 July 2016
Morrisons Announces Cage-Free Move
UK - Supermarket chain Morrisons has announced a commitment to source only eggs from non-caged hens by 2025....
19 July 2016
Ducklings Cleverer Than Previously Thought
UK - Scientists from the University of Oxford have shown that newly hatched ducklings can readily acquire the concepts of 'same' and 'different' - an ability previously known only in highly intelligent animals such as apes, crows and parrots....
18 July 2016
Disagreement Over Proposed US Organic Standards for Poultry
US - The National Chicken Council (NCC) has recommended revising or clarifying several key aspects of the proposed rule from the National Organic Programme (NOP), but big chicken producer Perdue Farms has welcomed the new standards....
13 July 2016
Tesco Eggs Going Cage-Free by 2025
UK - Supermarket chain Tesco has said it will stop sourcing any eggs from caged hens within ten years....
07 July 2016
How do Cages Influence Red Mite Control in Layers?
ANALYSIS - Purchasing cages and accompanying equipment is one of the key moments in table egg production, and has a great influence on control of the Red Chicken Mite (Dermanyssus gallinae), write Aleksandar Pavlićević and Ivan Pavlović....
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