laying hen welfare News

  • New safeguards for chickens

    Agriculture Minister Jim Paice today made it clear that British consumers deserve to see only eggs from hens kept in better welfare cages on supermarket shelves once the EU-wide 2012 “battery” cage ban comes in. Announcing the laying of two regulations on poultry welfare, Mr Paice reinforced the Government’s commitment to high welfare standards in a speech to the Egg and ...

  • 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 ...

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