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Meat Industry News By Category: Animal Welfare

16 June 2014
New Opinion Published on Welfare of Farmed Fish at the Time of Killing
UK - The Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) has published its Opinion on the Welfare of Farmed Fish at the Time of Killing....
12 June 2014
Positive Response to 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...
11 June 2014
Data Dilemma: Charting the Progress on Antimicrobials
GLOBAL – Veterinary medicine is in a global dilemma over how to measure the amount of antimicrobial drugs used on farms....
10 June 2014
Outcome Measures Drive Profitability, Sustainable Practices
ANALYSIS - Farmers are seeing the value of switching to outcome measures to increase profitability as part of building on...
Cargill Moves to Group Housing for Company’s Sows
US - Cargill, one of the largest pork producers in the US, is continuing its commitment of moving to group housing for its...
Turkey Producer Hits Back at Cruelty Allegations
US - US turkey producer and processor Butterball has hit back at allegations of cruelty at one of its turkey hatcheries....
06 June 2014
Significant Boost to Organic Pig Production
DENMARK - Larger litter sizes and an extra kilo per pig at weaning – this is what scientists are aiming for in a new project...
Aldi Moves into Premium Free-Range Chicken
UK - Scottish shoppers can now buy locally produced, premium chicken from free-range farms at a discount supermarket chain....
05 June 2014
More Cases of African Swine Fever Discovered
RUSSIA - More cases of African swine fever have been found in the Belgorod region of Russia in wild boar....
03 June 2014
Sustainability Welfare Central to New UK Beef Plant
UK - A state of the art slaughterhouse and meat processing plant was opened by the UK’s Secretary for Environmental, Food...
02 June 2014
New Guidelines on Animal Health, Welfare, Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - New international standards and guidelines on animal health were agreed at the World Assembly of the World Organisation...
30 May 2014
International Call for an End to Term 'Bird Flu'
GLOBAL - The International Poultry Council (IPC) is calling on the leading world health organisations to adopt neutral disease...
21 May 2014
Is PEDV Really Impacting Slaughter Numbers?
US - Last week’s slaughter total fell short of 2 million head once again – but just barely. That total is, in fact,...
Irish Farmers Praised for Caring for Animals
IRELAND - The health and welfare of Ireland's animals is a primary focus for farmers according to IFA President Eddie Downey. ...
20 May 2014
How Valuable are UN’s Food and Agriculture Business Principles?
ANALYSIS - The United Nations six Food and Agriculture Business Principles that were launched this week, designed to help...
19 May 2014
Suspected African Swine Fever in Polish Wild Boar
POLAND - The Russian veterinary service reports that 10 wild boar were found dead in western Poland last week with signs...
15 May 2014
Poor Information on Halal Confusing Consumers
UK - The practice of not stunning animals before slaughter is not common, even in meat intended for the halal market, the...
Marel Stork Launches Water Bath Stunner PureSine at VIV Europe
NETHERLANDS - The new Water Bath Stunner PureSine form Marel Stork Poultry Processing helps improve meat quality by up to...
14 May 2014
Halal Labelling Will Not Help Animal Welfare
UK – Calls in the UK to label meat products with information about animal welfare at slaughter must not be hijacked by...
13 May 2014
ESPHM 2014: Winning Poster on Costly Dermatitis in Pigs
ITALY – Winner of the Poster prize at the European Symposium on Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) in Sorrento last week...
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