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  • Whole foods adopts transparent animal welfare ratings

    What Do You Stand For? by Jillian Wilson Martin This summer I’ll celebrate a decade of being vegetarian (yeah, I’m getting old). Being a veggie isn’t always easy, and ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Burger king to be 100 percent cage-free by 2017

    Burger King Corp. (BKC) has announced two industry-leading commitments that will enhance the animal welfare standards in its U.S. supply chain, which serves more than 7,200 BURGER KING® restaurants nationwide. The company has pledged to transition its U.S. supply chain to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2017 and only purchase pork from suppliers that can demonstrate documented plans to end ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • When shopping for meat, the more you know the better

    Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI) is providing shoppers with a new level of transparency about how farm animals are raised by now offering beef, pork and chicken certified under 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating system (bit.ly/fawOft). The rating system is the signature program of ...

  • Soil Association Organic Fortnight 2009 Organic values on a budget

    This year’s Soil Association Organic Fortnight (5-20 September 2009) will focus on why organic products offer great value for both your wallet and for the planet. [1] As thrifty shoppers look to make every pound go further, the benefits of going organic on a budget stretch far beyond great-tasting, additive-free food and drink. Organic is first choice for consumers who want products which don't ...


    By Soil Association

  • VFF Leads Mandatory Pain Relief for Mulesing

    The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) Livestock Group is leading regulatory change in partnership with the Victorian Government to mandate pain relief for mulesing sheep to achieve the highest animal welfare outcomes. “Mulesing remains the most effective method for controlling breech flystrike, a terribly painful and fatal affliction for sheep. To deliver the best possible animal welfare ...

  • Measuring how farm animals `feel`

    The aim is to reduce stress and pain in livestock and increase not only their wellbeing but also their productivity. “With increased public concern about the welfare of animals, and consumers seeking ‘animal welfare-friendly’ products, Australia’s livestock industries are focused on improving farming practices to meet changing expectations,” CSIRO scientist Dr ...

  • Reference: goat stable in the Netherlands

    JH Automatic bedding distribution system in a goat stable in the Netherlands. This farmer has expanded his existing goat stable with another one, to a total of 1.200 goats. He has chosen to install a JH system consisting of two robots – one for each stable – and one central filling station, a JH Bale Opener, where both robots collect straw. Due to national animal ...


    By JH Agro A/S

  • Dangerous dogs consultation responses published

    Animal Welfare Minister Lord Henley today published the summary of the 4,250 responses to the dangerous dogs consultation to better inform wider public debate on the issue, and repeated his commitment to tackling dangerous dogs and irresponsible owners. Lord Henley said: “The issue of dangerous dogs is not just a problem of dangerous breeds but also one of bad owners. They ...

  • Containing animal disease outbreaks: agriculture MEPs endorse deal with Council

    Measures to prevent and halt outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian flu or African swine fever, informally agreed by MEPs and the Council in June 2015, were backed by the Agriculture Committee on Tuesday. The draft EU law, on diseases that are transmissible among animals and potentially to humans too, will put more emphasis on prevention and help keep pace with scientific progress. ...


    By European Parliament

  • Fish vet to chair animal charity

    THE Scottish SPCA has elected Ronnie Soutar as its new chairman, the first fish vet to hold the post. Soutar (pictured), head of Veterinary Services at Scottish Sea Farms, is one of the country’s most respected fish veterinarians, working with salmon farmers at home and abroad to advance health and welfare. His career has included two terms as president of the Fish Veterinary Society ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Sauereisen Expands Administrative Department

    Sauereisen, Inc. a manufacturer of specialty cements and corrosion-resistant materials, announces the hiring of Shannon Schlumberger as Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. Ms. Schlumberger of Oakmont, PA, graduated Cum Laude from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art. She has prior experience at other locally owned family companies including Howard ...


    By Sauereisen Inc.

  • People want to buy healthy, local food, survey shows

    Seven in every ten people say that buying sustainable fish is important, but only 30 per cent say that they buy sustainable fish, because a third of people aren’t sure how to choose sustainable fish products and are confused by labelling, according to research published by Defra today. The figures show the need for retailers and producers to make sure labels are clear and effective, ...

  • Ace scoops second Queen’s Award

    DUNDEE based Ace Aquatec has won a prestigious Queen’s Award for the second year in a row after its electronic stunner was recognised for animal welfare innovation. The Award for Enterprise Innovation marks the success of the company’s in-water electric stunning system ...


    By FISHupdate

  • EP wants animal cloning ban extended to offspring and imports

    Parliament beefed up the Commission’s initial proposal to ban animal cloning to include the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports into the EU, in a vote on Tuesday. "The technique of cloning is not fully mature, and in fact, no further progress has been made with it. The mortality rate remains equally high. Many of the ...


    By European Parliament

  • New measures to control bovine tb in badgers

    Proposals for additional measures to help control bovine tuberculosis in cattle were published for public consultation today by Agriculture Minister Jim Paice. Defra is consulting on a proposal to issue licences to farmers and landowners who wish to cull and/or vaccinate badgers at their own expense. These licences would be subject to strict licence criteria to ensure badger control is ...

  • Meet Lallemand Animal Nutrition at Eurotier, Hall 16, Booth C04

    From November 11-14, Hannover will once again host the world’s leading trade fair for animal production. Lallemand Animal Nutrition will be pleased to welcome visitors in Hall 16, Booth C04, to share its range of solutions and services aimed at helping animal producers express the full potential of their animals in a natural way. Today, beyond ...


    By Lallemand Inc.

  • Queen’s Award for Scottish Ace

    DUNDEE based company Ace Aquatec has received a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category, it was announced today. The company’s managing director, Nathan Pyne-Carter (pictured), said the award is specifically for growth and innovation in seal deterrent systems, recognising significant investment in research and development, and benefits to the aquaculture ...


    By FISHupdate

  • USPOULTRY’s Live Production and Welfare Seminar Highlighted Animal Welfare Practices and New Equipment Technology

    “Whenever birds are handled for any reason, including vaccinations, treatments and movement to new facilities or to processing, handling should be accomplished in such a manner as to avoid injuries. Abuse of the animals is not tolerated under any circumstances,” stressed Dr. Sam Christenberry, poultry technical services manager, Phibro Animal Health, while addressing attendees at ...

  • Environment: Commission takes the Netherlands to court over failure to protect animals used for scientific purposes, asks for fines

    The European Commission is referring the Netherlands to the European Court of Justice over its failure to enact EU legislation on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. The EU rules, which should have been enacted into national law by November 2012, aim to minimise the number of animals used in experiments, and require alternatives to be used where possible. The legislation also ...

  • Dr. Trevor DeVries receives Lallemand Animal Nutrition Award for Scientific Excellence in Dairy Nutrition

    The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) and Lallemand Animal Nutrition are pleased to announce Dr. Trevor DeVries as the 2014 recipient of the Lallemand Animal Nutrition Award for Scientific Excellence in Dairy Nutrition. The award was presented on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, during the awards ceremony at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. The Lallemand Animal Nutrition ...


    By Lallemand Inc.

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