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Changing cows' diet could help tackle heart disease - Farming UK news

16, April 2014

Adding oilseed to a cow’s diet can significantly reduce the harmful saturated fat found in its milk without compromising the white stuff’s nutritional benefits, according to research by the University of Reading.

9 Ways Pigs Are Smarter Than Your Honor Student | Ingrid Newkirk

16, April 2014

Easter's coming up -- have you bought your honey-baked ham yet? I hope not because I'd like to try to talk you out of it. Not just because it's bad for you (a recent Harvard University study found that eating processed meats such as ham, bacon, and sausage daily increases your mortality risk by 20 percent) but also because it's bad for pigs (it increases their mortality risk by 100 percent).

Row over fish farm planning consent confusion | Herald Scotland

16, April 2014

TWO fish farms appear to be running without planning permission because of confusion between different levels of government, it has emerged.

Good Egg Award

16, April 2014

The Council’s Catering Services was awarded a Good Egg Award by the organisation ‘Compassion in World Farming’ in recognition of their commitment to farm animal welfare. 

Kazakhstan to build large goose factory

16, April 2014

The Atyrau region of Kazakhstan has embarked on the construction of a large poultry farm, which will produce goose meat.

New round of horse meat DNA tests confirmed for EU beef

16, April 2014

European beef products are set to undergo a new round of DNA tests, to check for horsemeat contamination, following a request from the European Commission.

Baby chickens ‘cooked alive’ at hatchery, animal rights group contends - Canada - CBC News

16, April 2014

Maple Leaf Foods is facing allegations of animal mistreatment at one of its chicken hatcheries, in the wake of troubling undercover footage shot by an animal rights group and shared exclusively with CBC News.

Slats aid cow foot health and slurry storage - 15/04/2014 - Farmers Weekly

15, April 2014

Use of slatted flooring in housed dairy systems could provide UK farmers with a slurry storage solution while bringing long-term foot health benefits.

Profit Tastes Like Chicken in Hunt for Cheaper U.S. Meat - Bloomberg

15, April 2014

Record-high prices for U.S. beef burgers and pork chops are helping to make 2014 the most profitable year ever for chicken producers.

Dairy bull numbers spark concern

15, April 2014

The European beef sector needs to figure out what to do with the increased numbers of dairy bull calves, a report warns…