Compassion in World Farming: making animal welfare a global priority | Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional22, May 2013
Realistic initiatives ensure the issue remains a key element in the sustainability strategies of food producers and retailers
Vaccine will prevent a disease that causes severe birth defects and miscarriages in livestock
The poultry industry has sought a ban on the export of maize, a key raw material of the poultry feed, for stabilizing chicken and egg prices amid fresh price hike of different feeds in the international markets, according to Financial Express.
The British Poultry Council (BPC) has appointed Andrew Large as its new chief executive, at a time when production and sales of poultry are increasing.
The climate sceptic's interpretation of my study as final endorsement of his position means we can move on
Federal standards for the welfare of egg-laying hens suffered a defeat when they failed to make it into the farm bill legislation voted out of the agriculture committees in the U.S. House and Senate.
A virus that can cause high death rates in young pigs has been detected for the first time in the United States, with cases confirmed in several states including Iowa.
Even though there is no livestock title in either the House or Senate Agriculture Committee farm bills, there are a number of key items that are important to the livestock, poultry and meat industries. They include: · Grain Inspection and Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rule – The House version prohibits USDA from advancing work on the proposed GIPSA rule or any new regulations or policy documents related to the livestock procurement provisions included in the proposed rule.
The RSPCA is changing the way it assesses broiler breeds under the Freedom Food scheme, but still believes fast growth rates are closely associated with welfare problems.
While life in free-range broiler production is not without its challenges, it is an area that has experienced steady growth over the past few years, says Anna Rountree, quality assurance audit manager at Free Range Chicken.