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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

  • Internet of Things – Improving Animal Welfare and Reducing Use of Water

    It’s been a buzz word for some time now; the internet of things (IoT), which sees the adoption of technologies including sensor-controlled rooms for growing lettuces, cows connected to the internet to improve milk, and even bees receiving a boost from automated heaters. A report by Beecham Research, as detailed in The Guardian, examines how the use of IoT has real potential to cut costs and ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Farm bill takes aim at state animal welfare laws

    The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests. The House Agriculture Committee added language to its version of the farm bill earlier this year that says a state cannot impose certain production ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • USPOULTRY’s Live Production and Welfare Seminar to Examine Poultry Management Techniques and Animal Welfare Best Practices

    USPOULTRY’s 2014 Live Production and Welfare Seminar will address the latest management techniques, husbandry and technology to enhance the health and welfare of birds. Sponsored by U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, the seminar will be held September 16-17, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. This year’s topics will include a Legal Review; Tools for Monitoring Brooding; ...

  • Salmon farmer ‘ensuring welfare’: SPCA

    A SCOTTISH salmon farm targeted by activists has been given the all-clear by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Loch Roag on the isle of Lewis was inspected by the Scottish SPCA after officers received images of unhealthy fish, allegedly photographed at the site. Managers at the farm, which belongs to the Scottish Salmon Company, invited the SPCA to visit the site ...


    By FISHupdate

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • i-Watch Turkey App: first mobile application to measure animal welfare and health in poultry farms

    The new app developed by Ikerbasque researcher Ms. Inma Estevez at Neiker- Tecnalia is the first mobile application for the evaluation of animal welfare. i-Watchturkey is aimed at measuring the health and welfare of turkeys in commercial poultry farms, using the scientific method. At the same time as the evaluation is being undertaken, the statistical tool incorporated into the application ...

  • Animal reproduction research to transform industry

    Being able to produce more animals of the desirable sex to re-stock the herd, pond or sea cage has been a long-held goal of industry, as have cost effective and welfare-friendly ways to control unwanted animal pregnancies. Thanks to new research being undertaken by an international partnership led by CSIRO, these goals are set to become reality. According to CSIRO’s Food Futures Flagship ...

  • A success for the International beef Exchange organized by Lallemand Animal Nutrition and INRA Clermont (France)

    On September 29th – 30th, around 150 international experts and professionals of the beef cattle industry gathered at INRA, in Clermont-Ferrand (France), for a seminar dedicated to international beef production, with a focus on welfare and digestive comfort. This seminar was jointly organized by Lallemand Animal Nutrition and INRA. This event was a great platform for exchange of experiences ...


    By Lallemand Inc.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jules Tournut Award 2014: probiotics to play a role in sustainable animal production

    On November 12th 2014, at EUROTIER in Hanover, Germany, the European Probiotic Association (EPA) awarded the Jules Tournut Probiotics Prize 2014 to Dr Steven Frese, for his innovative research project on the evolution of the host-microflora interaction. At this occasion, industry members and Scientific Committee of the EPA, FEFANA, and journalists discussed the potential of probiotics for ...


    By Lallemand Inc.

  • Pew Commission calls for better US animal waste treatment

    One step beyond her front door, Jayne Clampitt is greeted with the toxic fumes flowing from the roughly 1 million gallons of hog manure stored at her neighbor's farm. She no longer dries her family's laundry outside, her children avoid the nearby polluted stream, and she worries that their shallow drinking well will also be contaminated with toxins. 'We thought there was this unspoken connection ...

  • 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.

  • Higher milk yield by giving cows a name: fact or fiction?

    Fact! Increased human attention to the individual animal improves milk yield and cow behavior. On farms where cows were called by name, milk yield was found to be higher than on farms where this was not the case. Increased human attention to animals and predominant positive contact are the key factors in improving the quality of human-animal interactions. Human-animal interactions can ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

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