The next big challenge: Professionalizing animal agriculture
April 2, 2015
Strengthening focus on the human element and shifting to a professional mindset can drive leadership in farm animal welfare, says Dr. David Fraser.
Much of the debate on farm animal welfare changes has centered on major infrastructure shifts such as facilities improvements and housing approaches.
Good news about trans fats? "We are learning there is a very important public health message to convey about ruminant natural trans fats and how these are different from the industrial trans fats that have been targeted as harmful to health." – Dr. Spencer Proctor, University of Alberta
Science tackles sow housing challenge. "If there is one thing we have learned that we can pass on to you in North America, itís that group sow housing is possible and the farmer is the key to success." – Dr. Herman Vermeer, Wageningen UR Livestock Research, Netherlands